Harwan Horror: Husband, His Father Held Over Pregnant Woman’s ‘Murder’

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police arrested two persons including father-in-law and husband of a woman for allegedly setting her on fire and murdering her.

Brother of the deceased woman, Mehraj-ud-din said that his sister, Haseena Akhar, who was pregnant and was a mother of a 3-year-old child was set on fire by her husband Mubashir Ahmad Dar and his father, Abdul Rahman Dar of New Theed Harwan on Saturday morning.

The relatives of the deceased woman said that they had already lodged a complaint in 2015 against her in-laws as they were harassing her from day one after marriage.

The family said that the deceased was admitted to SK Institute of Medical institute (SKIMS), Soura, with critical burn injuries.

The husband Mubashir and father-in-law Dar had claimed that she committed suicide by setting herself ablaze at their residence at New Theed Harwan in Srinagar. They said that Akhtar later succumbed to her injures at the hospital.

However, the family members of the woman staged a protest, alleging that Akhtar was murdered by her husband and father-in-law. “The father-in-law of the woman was forcing his son to divorce her. They both used to torture her for one or another reason,” they alleged.

Meanwhile, police have arrested Mubashir and his father, Abdul Rahman Dar and registered a case to investigate the matter.

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