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Woman set herself and her child on fire; Husband booked



At Dera Bassi, a 25-year-old woman burned herself and her daughter to death over a domestic dispute with her in-laws. As per the information, deceased Harmanpreet Kaur was married to Jaspal Singh pf Dhanauni village, Dera Bassi for three years. After a dispute with her husband last night the victim set herself and her 1.5-year daughter on fire the next morning.

The incident took place around 6:30 AM when she went into the kitchen, poured kerosene and set the flame. On hearing the noises, her father-in-law and her husband ran towards the kitchen and engulfed into flames. However, they couldn’t save the duo as they were 90% burned and dead.

Harmanapreet’s father, resident of Yamunanagar District, blamed her husband and in-laws for the incident. He registered a case against her in-laws saying that she was tortured by them for many years which is why she took the decision of ending her life. SHO Gurwant Singh, Dera Bassi registered the case and said that “In an attempt to prevent the charged, Harmanpreet’s husband and father-in-law said that it was gas leakage which led to the incident.” He added that proper investigation will be done before giving any statement.

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