Girl burnt alive in Rajasthan for protesting against cutting of trees
The Borunda Police has registered a case in the matter and is investigating the matter. (Representative image) (Picture credit: Wikipedia) Photograph: (Others)
A 20-year-old girl was burnt alive on Sunday in India’s western state of Rajasthan after she allegedly protested over cutting of trees, news agency ANI reported.
The victim, identified as Lalita, had objected to the cutting of trees in her farm in Jodhpur’s Pipda city, police said.
R'than: 20-yr-old girl burnt to death after allegedly protesting over cutting of trees in Jodhpur. Case being registered,probe on say police pic.twitter.com/ZV4AcadK1i— ANI (@ANI_news) March 26, 2017
The body of the girl has been kept in MJH hospital of Jodhpur, according to reports. She died in the hospital this morning.
Head of the village Ranveer Singh was also involved in this incident, ANI reported.
Police officer Suresh Chaudhary told 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."
The Boruda Police has registered a case in the matter and is further investigating the entire incident. 10 people have been named in the FIR or complaint, NDTV reported.
(WION with inputs from ANI)