March 27, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Jodhpur: In a shocking and inhuman incident, a 20-year-old woman was reportedly burnt alive in her village near Jodhpur in Rajasthan on Sunday for allegedly for protesting against cutting of trees.
According to a report in NDTV, cops have said that the young woman, identified as Lalita, had objected to the cutting of trees in her farm. This was being done for the construction of a road near the village, which is around 100 km from Jodhpur. The report added that some villagers then allegedly attacked her, poured petrol on her and set her on fire.
The victim was rushed to a hospital in Jodhpur, 100 km away, later in the evening after primary medical aid at the government hospital in at Borunda village. She succumbed to burn injuries during treatment at hospital in Jodhpur late Sunday night.
An FIR is reportedly registered against 10 persons. The Sarpanch of the village, Ranveer Singh, also faces allegations of participating in torching of the young. The police are reportedly probing claims.
Police officer Suresh Chaudhary was quoted as saying by ANI, “The sarpanch and other people poured petrol on her and burnt her alive. The body is in the mortuary. We will arrest the accused soon, after a fair investigation.”
According to Hindustan Times (HT), Tension griped Hariyadhana village on Monday as locals assembled at the spot insisting that the accused including the sarpanch and a revenue official be arrested before cremating the body.
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