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17-yr-old burnt to death over dowry demand, two arrested

A 17-year old girl was allegedly set on fire and killed by her fianc and his mother in South Tripura district, after her parents failed to cough up a dowry of Rs 50,000, a police officer said on Sunday. The teenager, who suffered 90 per cent burns, was early on Saturday admitted to GP Pant Hospital here, where she succumbed to her injuries, he said. Ajoy Rudra Pal (21) and his mother, Minati, were arrested, based on a complaint filed by the girl s family with Santirbazar police station in South Tripura, Officer-in-charge Narayan Chandra Saha said. They would be produced before a local court in district headquarters Belonia, he said. Explaining the sequence of events, Saha said, Pal eloped with Shukla Choudhury, a resident of Khowai district, on October 28 and had sought to formalise their marriage on December 11. His mother, however, met the girl s parents on December 6 and allegedly demanded Rs 50,000 from them. Shukla s parents could cough up only Rs 15,000, citing ..

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