Woman burnt to death for 'giving birth to girls'

A young woman was burnt to death, apparently for giving birth to baby girls consecutively, at Khargram in Murshidabad district today.

Police said Rupali Bibi (25) was set ablaze, allegedly by her in-laws and husband, on Sunday morning.

Her charred body was later recovered from the house.

Bibi's family later lodged a complaint with Khargram police station that she was killed for giving birth to two girls one after another in past and the in-laws had been plotting to eliminate her for quite some time.

The in-laws family was absconding but none of the accused will be spared, Superintendent of Police Humayun Kabir said.

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