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Kids set afire by teens in Mumbai

A 4-year old son of a Nepali security guard, alleges that two teenaged boys, attempt to burn him and his younger sister to death, reports G Mohiuddin Jeddy.
Hindustan Times | By G. Mohiuddin Jeddy, Navi Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2008 01:33 AM IST

A four-year-old Mumbai boy, son of a Nepali security guard, has alleged that two teenaged boys, residents of his housing society, attempted to burn him and his younger sister to death.

In the frightening incident on March 17, Moti, Dhanraj’s two-year-old younger sister, was charred to death. Dhanraj, who suffered 35 per cent injuries, told HT that Moti and he were set afire by the boys, residents of the Narmada Complex in Panvel’s Sector 18. While one of them dragged him and Moti onto a handcart, the other set it on fire, says Dhanraj.

The siblings were found trapped inside a burning wooden handcart, covered with wooden panels and coir mattresses, by their mother Bela Darji (25). The police initially recorded the incident as an accident.

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