Bareilly, Aug 23: A 19-year-old woman allegedly self-immolated in a village here after her marriage was called off over a dowry dispute, police said on Monday.
Tabassum doused herself with diesel and set herself afire inside a washroom at her house in Ambarpur village of the Bhojipura area on Sunday, they said. Uttar Pradesh Shocker: 19-Year-Old Dalit Girl Gangraped by Three Men in Sambhal District; One Arrested.
Quoting the victim's family members, the police said she was supposed to get married to Siroj Khan of Didarpatti village but the groom's family demanded a dowry and later called off the wedding.
Upset at this, Tabassum immolated herself. She died on the way to a hospital, they said.
An FIR was registered against Siroj Khan, Tahir Khan, Sahana and Dalsher Khan, local SHO Manoj Kumar said.