Man kills his brother's former lover, burns his body in Chhattisgarh

RAIPUR: A 35-year-old woman in the district was killed and her body was reportedly burned by the older brother of a man with whom she had a previous relationship, police said Monday.

Sunita Kushwaha was struck in the head with a stone by Anwar Khan in the town of Dihpara under the boundaries of the Navgarh police station on Sunday night after she met with her younger brother Zameer, an official said.

Sunita and Zameer fell in love while working in a private company in Bilaspur. However, Zameer then quit the job and remarried another woman, which angered Sunita, who continued to pressure him to get married, the official said.

On Sunday night, when Sunita arrived at Zameer's house, the latter was not there, but her older brother, Anwar, fought with her, he said.

He hit her with a stone and then burned his body. Anwar arrived at the Navagarh police station after the incident and surrendered. We have accused him of murder, he added.

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