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Woman burnt to death near Jodhpur for protesting chopping of tree

In a shocking incident in Rajasthan, a woman in a village near Jodhpur was allegedly burnt alive by ten men, including the sarpanch after she protested the felling of a tree.

india Updated: Mar 27, 2017 14:06 IST
Dinesh Bothra
Dinesh Bothra
Hindustan Times, Jodhpur
Crime,Woman burnt alive,Jodhpur
An FIR have been lodged against 10 men for allegedly burning alive a woman in a village near Jodhpur on Sunday.(Reuters)

A 28-year-old woman was burnt alive in her village near Jodhpur on Sunday allegedly for protesting the chopping of a tree.

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.

Station House Officer of Borunda police station Suresh Choudhary said Vidhyadhar, son of Om Prakash Brahmin lodged a complaint that his sister Lalita had protested the chopping of a tree near his field to build a road.

Around 10 people including sarpanch Ranveer Singh Champawat and a revenue official Omprakash then attacked her, poured petrol over her and set her on fire, her brother alleged. The 10 accused have been named in an FIR.

Lalita 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.

The body was handed over to the family members after post-mortem.

When the body reached the village on Monday morning, angry locals began protesting and demanded the arrest of the accused.

First Published: Mar 27, 2017 13:46 IST