Dewas (Madhya Pradesh): A 22-year-old woman in Dewas was tortured with a hot iron rod allegedly by her husband and in-laws after she delivered a baby girl, a police official said on Monday.
The incident took place in Nariakheda village on March 16 and the woman has received grievous burns on her body, said Barotha police station in-charge Shailendra Mukati.
"Her parents, who found out about the torture when they visited her from their native Tillor village in Indore, approached police. Five of her kin, including husband, were booked on Sunday and efforts are on to nab them," he said.
They have been charged under IPC sections 498-A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) 506 (criminal intimidation) 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) among other offences.
Those booked are her husband Bablu Jhala, father-in-law Bheru Jhala, mother-in-law Manju Jhala, brother-in-law Ankit Jhala and Ankit's wife Kajal, he said.