9 surrender in Vadodara burning alive case
A mob had on May 2 set ablaze a car burning alive the youth at Arjuwa road during the riots in the city.india Updated: May 25, 2006 19:58 IST
Nine persons, accused in a case relating to the death of Mohammed Rafiq Abdul Gani, who was burnt alive in a car during violence this month, on Thursday surrendered before the police in Vadodara, officials said.
The nine were later taken into custody. With this surrender, the number of those arrested in this case rose to ten while four others are still absconding, Kaushik Pandya, police inspector said.
The nine accused will be presented in the court on Friday, he added.
A mob had on May 2 set ablaze a car burning alive the youth at Arjuwa road during the riots in the city when a 200- year-old dargah was demolished by Vadodara civic authorities engaged in removing encroachments.
However, there are different versions how his vehicle had caught fire.
Relatives of the victim allege the vehicle was set afire by a mob comprising members of the majority community while residents of the area claim the vehicle had overturned and caught fire after dashing into the road divider.
The riots had claimed six lives in the city and left 50 injured.