In yet another incident of triple talaq, a 22-year-old woman was allegedly set ablaze by her husband and in-laws after she lodged a police complaint on being given triple talaq. The incident was reported late Friday from Gadra village of Shravasti district in Uttar Pradesh, where the woman was burnt alive in front of her five-year-old daughter.
In his complaint, the woman's father, Ramzan Khan has alleged that his son-in-law, Nafees (26), who works in Mumbai, had given triple talaq to his daughter Sayeeda over the phone on August 6.
"Sayeeda went to lodge a complaint, but the police did not register a case and sent her home telling her to let her husband return from Mumbai. When Nafees arrived on August 15, police summoned the couple, talked to them and told Sayeeda to stay with Nafees," the complainant said.
The statement of the victim's minor daughter was also recorded after Sayeeda’s brother Rafique took her to police where she narrated the whole incident.
"On Friday noon, my father returned after offering Namaz and told the mother to go away since he had given her talaq, resulting in a spat," Fatima said.
"My granny, grandpa lit matchstick," she said.
“My grandfather Azizullah, grandmother Haseena and aunts Gudiya, Nadira came. Father held my mother by her hair and thrashed her, my aunts Nadira and Gudiya poured kerosene and grandfather Azizullah and grandmother Haseena lit a match,” Fatima said in her statement.
Meanwhile, Sayeeda’s body was sent for postmortem.
Commenting on the incident, the brother of the victim said, “The accused have not yet been arrested. I will even knock the doors of the Supreme Court.”
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