Woman set her on fire due to in-laws after hubby went Saudi (Video)

Last Modified Tuesday, 13 October 2020 (18:23 IST)
Lucknow:A woman tried to immolate herself over alleged harassment by her in-laws near the Vidhan Sabha in the state capital on Tuesday. She has been admitted to the hospital in a critical condition.
Police Commissioner Sujit Kumar said that district resident (35) alighted an e-rickshaw at the Capitol Cinema tiraha in the Hazratganj area. She then sprayed an inflammatory substance and set herself afire. 
 
However, the policemen present on the spot acted swiftly and doused the fire with a blanket. The woman was later admitted to the Civil hospital in a critical condition. 
 
Police sources said that Anjali had earlier married Akhilesh Tiwari, a resident of Maharajganj, but they had later got divorced. After changing her religion, she got married to a youth named Asif. went to some days after the marriage and his family had allegedly been harassing the woman. 
 
Distraught over the torture, the woman set herself ablaze in front of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office's gate number 2. Earlier, a mother-daughter duo had set themselves ablaze some months back. Although the mother had succumbed to her injuries, the daughter had survived. (UNI)