Woman burnt alive in Haryana
A 55-year-old woman was burnt alive allegedly by a group of villagers for tilling land against their wish in Guldera village of the district, police said on Sunday.india Updated: Jun 26, 2011 23:12 IST
A 55-year-old woman was burnt alive allegedly by a group of villagers for tilling land against their wish in Guldera village of the district, police said on Sunday.
Dhanpati Devi was rushed to a hospital here with 65% burn injuries on Saturday where she was declared brought dead.
Daljit Kaur, daughter of main accused Sukhwinder Singh, has been arrested under Section 302 (murder) of IPC.
Singh, his wife, son, daughter and three others having their names in the FIR, are absconding, police said.
Kaur(19) allegedly poured kerosene over Devi and set her on fire after the latter won a four acre land Friday in an auction.
Kaur was furious because her family had tilled the land for years.
When Devi went to the fields along with her labourer and tractor to take possession of the panchayat land, which was alloted to her recently, she was allegedly attacked by Singh along with half a dozen people, they said.
As the tractors destroyed the fodder grown by Singh, who was earlier farming on this land, he was enraged and set her ablaze in front of other villagers.
First Published: Jun 26, 2011 23:11 IST