A pregnant woman was burnt alive by her in-laws after they suspected that she was carrying a baby girl in her womb. The incidence occured in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore area.
Woman attempted to set on fire, because an astrologer predicted that she would give birth to another girl child. The in-laws poured Kerosene on Girija (victim) and fled the house after she raised an alarm.
She was rescued by the local people and was rushed to a hospital. Her condition is stated to be out of danger. Police have registered an attempt to murder case against the in-laws who are currently absconding.
Preliminary inquiry revealed that her in-laws forced Girija to undergo abortion as they did not want a baby girl again. "After Girija refused, her mother in-laws attempted to set Girija on fire by pouring kerosene on her stomach while she was sleeping," police source said.