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Dalit girls charred to death; police deny incident

Two sisters belonging to the Dalit community were allegedly charred to death in Kothiwal Nagar by a mob protesting a double murder for which their brother has been accused.

india Updated: Dec 19, 2010 14:38 IST

Two sisters belonging to the Dalit community were allegedly charred to death in Kothiwal Nagar by a mob protesting a double murder for which their brother has been accused.

According to the victim girls' mother Rajo, a mob gathered outside their house yesterday and set it ablaze. While she escaped unhurt, her daughters Gita (22) and Monu (20) were charred to death in the ensuing fire.

However, DIG Ashok Kumar has denied the involvement of a mob in the incident.

"Prima facie this is a case of accident or suicide. However, we are investigating the matter," he told PTI.

Rajo has alleged that the police have refused to register her complaint in this connection despite that she has identified 12 people who were part of the mob.

The DIG has denied that the victims' mother approached the police to file a complaint.

The victims' brother Rakesh, who worked as a sweeper, has been accused in the case of the murder of a woman and her 10-year-old daughter for robbery on December 9.

While Rakesh is absconding, his brother Rajesh was arrested by police.

Dalit activists today staged protest demonstrations and took out a march from Ambedkar Park to the place where the bodies have been kept for post mortem.

They are demanding that a case be registered and the accused be arrested immediately.