Woman Dies of Burn Injuries, Family Alleges Murder

BANDIPORA — In an extremely disturbing incident, a young woman, a mother of three, was burnt to death in Bandipore over the weekend, reports reaching here said on Monday.

The 33-year-old woman, a nurse by profession, was allegedly burnt alive by her in-laws, in Ahm Sharief village of Bandipore district on Saturday.

The victim was identified as Rehana Gulzar, resident of Nasoo village. She had sustained grevious burn injuries, according to the doctors.

The woman was rushed to a nearby hospital on Saturday but she soon died of her injuries. Doctors said that the lady had sustained 90% burn injuries.

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The family members of deceased alleged that she was murdered by her in-laws. 

They said that she was married eight years ago and eversince was continuously being harassed by her in-laws. 

However, Rehana’s in-laws refuted the allegations saying that she has committed suicide.

Rehana Gulzar was married to Lateef Ahmad Baba of Ahm-e-Sharief in 2009. They have three kids was working as Head Nurse in the Department of Health. 

Meanwhile, police has started investigation into the case, a police official said, adding that her in-laws have been called for questioning. 

Police has registered an FIR 140/2018 in this regard.

“We have registered the case and have started the investigation. So for all the accused in-laws have been called for questioning and let us see what comes out,” SHO Bandipora Syed Gazanfur said.

Meanwhile, scores of employees from Health Department staged a protest at Gulshan Chowk Bandipora, demanding justice for their colleague. 

Employees while displaying placards reading “Justice for Rehana”, Hang the Culprits”, shouted slogans demanding capital punishment to the perpetrators. 

They also demanded a fair investigation in the case.

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