Accused sprinkled petrol inside, lit it on fire: FIR

Both of Jitender’s children were burnt to death, while his wife Rekha suffered 30 per cent burns in the attack.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 23, 2015 5:10 am
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The FIR registered by the Faridabad police, on the torching of Jitender’s house in Sunpedh village in Faridabad district, states that the incident took place at around 2 am on Tuesday.

Both of Jitender’s children were burnt to death, while his wife Rekha suffered 30 per cent burns in the attack.

Jitender was sleeping inside with his wife and children, while the rest of his family was away, attending a jaagran organised for Navratri.

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According to the FIR, the accused, who belong to the Thakur community, “jumped across the boundary wall” and entered the house.

Petrol was sprinkled through the “ventilator” and poured inside “from under the main door” of the room, stated the FIR, filed on the basis of Jitender’s complaint.

The arrested accused – Balwant, Jagat, Adel and Naunihal entered the house — stated the FIR.

It added that other accused — Joginder, Suraj, Akash, Amal, Sanjay, Dharam Singh and Desh Raj — stood outside. The seven accused have been arrested.

Adel and Naunihal ignited the petrol using a match stick, after which all the accused escaped from the crime spot, stated the FIR.

It claimed that while leaving the premises, the group started chanting slogans against the Dalit community.

The FIR claimed that neighbours tried to help Jitender and his family and rushed them to the hospital.

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  1. B
    Oct 23, 2015 at 7:35 pm
    1. J
      Oct 23, 2015 at 11:37 am
      From all indications father of victims seems to be the culprit.V.K Singh is right in calling names to the media.Media deserves worse names.They are delibrately creating controverseries out of issues
      1. I
        Oct 23, 2015 at 10:24 pm
        Mr dumbo JSS, how do infer that father of victims seems to be the culprit. Did you read the report, it says family was sleeping inside and accused poured petrol inside and set the house on fire...where do you see father as culprit in this you moron