A married woman along with her sister-in-law were allegedly set ablaze by the family members of the woman for marrying a man of her own choice. The incident took place at Anwla Ghat of Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad district.
The bodies of Gulafsa and Shabnoor were discovered by Gulafsa’s brother-in-law, Mohammad Shahib.
“My parents had gone to a funeral, and as I returned home after reading namaz, I found the two burnt,” said Shahib. Shahib said Gulafsa’s family had problems with her marriage from the very beginning, and they had filed three applications against her family before the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) but no serious measures were taken.
Moradabad Superintendent of Police Ashish Shrivastava said, “A case has been filed against eight persons. One of them was arrested on the spot.” Shrivastava added that Gulafsa had registered a case against her family two years ago.