Rourkela: In a significant development in the murder of a woman for allegedly delivering a baby girl in Odisha’s Rourkela, police have arrested the husband and three in-laws of the deceased.
The arrested have been identified as woman’s father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law and husband. All of them have been forwarded to court, police sources said.
As per a complaint lodged by the family members of deceased woman Radha Kumari (35) with Bondamunda police, she had undergone abortion in 2014 after being directed by her husband Binod Singh (40) to do so following determination of the sex of the fetus.
Years later, the woman gave birth to a baby girl for which her husband and in-laws were torturing her physically and mentally, kin of the woman said.
They further alleged that the woman was set ablaze by the accused on February 1. The victim, who was six-months pregnant, lost her unborn baby on February 3 while undergoing treatment at the Rourkela Government Hospital (RGH) while she succumbed to burn injuries on February 10.