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Woman burnt alive with two daughters for not bearing male child, all dead

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PATNA: A woman was burnt alive with her two daughters by in-laws in the eastern Indian state of Bihar as she had failed to give birth to male child.

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The incident took place in Bihar’s Kaimur district on Wednesday night while the entire world was asleep.

Police said the accused persons also assaulted the lady before setting her afire with her two daughters aged eight and five. All were killed in the incident.

Soon after getting the information, the police rushed to the spot on Thursday morning and recovered the burnt bodies of the victims

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“We have registered a case against victim’s husband and two other kin but all are absconding,” a local police official Rajiv Ranjan told the media on Thursday.

Police said the case was registered on the statement of victim’s brother Santosh Soni who hails from Uttar Pradesh.

The woman had been married to Manoj Soni some 20 years back but had only two daughters and no sons.

According to reports, victim’s in-laws took her to doctors as well as spellcaster but she failed to bear male child.

Bihar has been notorious for such incidents. The state reported a number of such incidents in recent past wherein either girl children were killed or their mothers.

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