Burdwan, Aug. 29: A constable of the armed police was arrested by his colleagues from the district today and charged with burning his wife after her family failed to meet dowry demands.
The police said Uttam Ankhure, 36, allegedly burnt Alo, 22, at his house in Raghunathpur in Budbud, about 180 km from Calcutta, last evening. Uttam was picked up after Alo’s father lodged a complaint with the police. His parents are absconding.
Alo’s father Madan said he had paid Rs 2 lakh when she was married to the policeman two years ago. Uttam wanted more. He had returned home from his posting in Chinsurah on Thursday.