/ Family of Delhi woman, who was charred to death in a car, accuses husband of planned murder

India Today : Mar 12, 2019, 09:39 AM

The family of the 34-year old woman, who was charred to death in a car along with her two minor daughters on the busy Akshardham flyover Sunday night, has alleged foul play and accused the husband of murdering her. 34-year-old woman and her two minor daughters were charred to death in a car on the Akshardham flyover Sunday night. Upender never took his wife for an outing in the 13 years of their marriage.

On Sunday, Upender (36) took out his wife Anjana Mishra, the deceased, for an outing for the first time in 13 years of their marriage. Apart from Anjana and Upendra, their three daughters, Nikki (1) and Mahi (6) and Siddhi (4) were returning from the Kalkaji temple in their Datsun Go car when the CNG-fitted vehicle caught fire, the Delhi Police said.

While Upender, who was driving the car, managed to escape along with his daughter Siddhi, the other three members of the family remained trapped inside the burning vehicle and died, the police added.

Braj Kishore Dixit, a cousin of the deceased, claimed Upender never took his wife for an outing in the 13 years of their marriage. "Suddenly he made a trip which is not digestible for us. He had started torturing her after their first daughter was born as he wanted to have a boy and not a girl," Dixit said outside the morgue of the Lal Bahadur Shastri hospital where the post mortem was being conducted.

"We believe that it is not an accident. It was a planned murder and we urged police to investigate the matter, especially the car. We want justice for Anjana," Dixit added.