15-yr-old girl set ablaze by landlord
KanpurA 15-year-old girl was set ablaze by her landlord and his accomplices. The gruesome incident took place at Bhagai Bhatta under Babupurwa police station on Sunday.india Updated: Apr 17, 2006 00:55 IST
KanpurA 15-year-old girl was set ablaze by her landlord and his accomplices. The gruesome incident took place at Bhagai Bhatta under Babupurwa police station on Sunday.
According to doctors at UHM hospital the condition of the victim was critical.
The victim Naina Verma was living with her Father Ramu Verma, mother Suman and sister Rangoli as a tenant at the house of one Ismail. According to information she was allegedly molested by Ismail and his brother Anees on Saturday evening.
Naina reported the incident to her family the same day. On this infuriated Ramu and his brother Shyam thrashed Ismail and Anees. On Sunday morning when Naina was hanging the washed clothes at the terrace, Ismail and Anees with two others climbed up the terrace and held Naina from behind. They poured kerosene oil on her and set her on fire. Naina ran down the staircase screaming for help. As it was Sunday, Ramu, who owns a tea stall at Panchwati, was at home. The family members immediately wrapped blankets around her and rushed her to UHM hospital. At the hospital, Naina’s mother alleged that Ismail and Anees used to tease her daughter quite often and many a times had sought favours from her.
They had not reported the matter to the police as they were living there as tenant on Rs 2000 per month rent. Ramu said.
Vikas, a relative of Ramu, alleged that when he went to Babupurwa Police Station to register a complaint, cops there had warned him not to file a complaint otherwise he along with entire family would be entangled in reverse charges.
Meanwhile, SHO Baupurwa was not present to comment over the incident.
First Published: Apr 17, 2006 00:55 IST