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UP: Elderly couple charred to death, 3 injured after house set ablaze over daughter-in-law’s suicide

Lucknow: On Tuesday, police said that an elderly couple was killed after their house was set ablaze during a fight with the parents of their 27-year-old daughter-in-law who had allegedly died by suicide in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.

By: Priyanka Verma  Pardaphash Group
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UP: Elderly couple charred to death, 3 injured after house set ablaze over daughter-in-law’s suicide

Lucknow: On Tuesday, police said that an elderly couple was killed after their house was set ablaze during a fight with the parents of their 27-year-old daughter-in-law who had allegedly died by suicide in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.

Official added that three people, including the deceased woman’s husband, were injured in the fire. The police said that the woman allegedly died by suicide at her in-laws’ residence in the Muthiganj police station area late on Monday night.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (City) Deepak Bhukar said that after receiving information about this incident, the deceased woman’s parents and other family members reached the spot and engaged in a fight with her in-laws, alleging that she was killed and then hanged,

He added that during the fight, some people set the house of the woman’s in-laws on fire. The police official said that the police rescued five people from the house and informed the fire brigade after which it brought the blaze under control.

SHO of Muthiganj police station Sunil Bajpayee said that while searching the burnt house around 3 am, the bodies of the woman’s father-in-law Rajendra Kesarwani (65) and mother-in-law Shobha Devi (62) were found.

He added that those who were injured in the fire were identified as the woman’s husband, Rajendra’s daughter Shivani, and Lovely Kesarwani, the wife of his younger brother.

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