Hyderabad: Husband burnt wife alive for failing to clear medical entrance exam

Hyderabad: In a shocking case, a husband allegedly burned his wife alive for not securing a seat in the medical entrance.

A 25-year-old woman died in mysterious circumstances in Nagole area in Hyderabad with the police suspecting it to be a case of murder.

However, family members of the deceased girl, identified as Harika, alleged that she was burnt to death by her husband Rushi Kumar reportedly after she failed to secure admission for MBBS course.

Harika’s parents had filed a FIR at the LB Nagar police station stating that their son-in-law Rishi Kumar was continuously harassing her for the additional dowry, the inspector at LB Nagar police station said.

“Harika and Rushi were married for two years. He had been harassing her frequently as she did not secure a MBBS seat, though she got (admission in) BDS this year. He also harassed her demanding more dowry…It is a planned murder,” Harika’s mother and sister alleged.

According to the police, the husband called Harika’s mother on Sunday night and informed her that she had set herself fire after pouring kerosene.

However, the woman’s family alleged that the husband set her on fire.

The exact cause of Harika’s death, whether she was first throttled to death or set ablaze, will be known only after postmortem.

Following a complaint, Rushi and his parents were arrested on charge of dowry harassment, a police official said.

The body has been sent for the autopsy and a case has been registered under sections 304(B) and 302 of the IPC.

With agencies inputs