The Thane police arrested four members of a family on Tuesday including a couple on charges of allegedly harassing a young married women and forcing her to end her life under duress for more dowry, the police said.
Police station inspector PT Kale of the Kalwa police station told that the victim’s family and those arrested lived in the Atkondeshwar Nagar of Kalwa.
The victim Rinki Rajesh Gupta (23) was married to one Rajesh Gupta (27) on June 07, 2011.
Within a couple of months after the marriage her in-laws began haressing the girl demanding more dowry, which she could not not fulfill.
They also wanted a sum of Rs 5 lakh from Rinki to fund Rajesh’s foreign visit, according to a complaint by the victim’s brother Ashok Gupta, who is a Navi Mumbai resident.
The torture increased day by day and on Saturday she doused herself in kerosene and set herself on fire after which she was badly burnt, the police said.
She was rushed to the Thane civil hospital for treatment where she died today, the police said, adding that her in-laws were arrested by the Kalwa police.
The names of those arrested are Rajesh Gupta (27), his mother Gayatri Devi Gupta (45), his father Ramchandra Gupta (50) and his brother Brijesh Gupta (23), who have been charged under Section 498-A and Section 306 read with Section 34 of the Indian Penal Code, the police said.