SAPTARI: A youth has attempted to kill his second wife, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, mother-in-law and father-in-law by pouring petrol on their bodies saying he was not offered sufficient dowry as per his demand in the wedding ceremony.
Mohammad Iliyas, 35, of Mohanpur of Saharasi district, India, attempted to murder his in-laws including his wife Hasina Khatun, 30, while visiting in-laws' families at Rajbiraj Municipality-2 in Saptari district last night.
All five members have sustained serious burn injuries in the incident. Police said the injured are receiving treatment at Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital, Rajbiraj.
Iliyas had set fire by pouring petrol on the bodies of his in-laws and in front of the house as well at 11 pm while all were sleeping.
Khatun said she was meted out physical torture frequently for her failure to bring dowry in her marriage and was living in her parents' house.
Police has arrested the alleged from Tilathi, the bordering area of Nepal-India in Saptari district.