Sitapur In Sitapur district, a woman was allegedly set ablaze by her boyfriend for pressure to marry. The woman is hospitalized in critical condition. Police sources said on Tuesday that a 25-year-old woman hailing from Bhojipura area in Bareilly was burnt by her lover Pratap with the help of her friend Kaushal in Devkali village in Pisawan police station area of Sitapur. Superintendent of Police RP Singh said that the woman was brought to the district hospital in critical condition, from where she has been referred to Lucknow.
Singh said that the woman had an extramarital affair with her lover Pratap. Pratap lived with him only. The woman was pushing Pratap to marry while he was avoiding it. He said that on Monday, Pratap along with his friend Kaushal brought the woman to Sitapur by motorcycle and burnt her in Devkali village. Singh said that the main accused Pratap hails from Shahjahanpur district. Two police teams have been sent to Shahjahanpur to search for both the accused.