A woman junior engineer, engaged with MGNREGA work in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, was burnt alive by unidentified persons at her home, police said on Tuesday. The victim, working as junior engineer in MGNREGA programme at Moraul block of Muzaffarpur, was tied in a chair at her rented home in Bajrang Vihar colony under Ahiapur police station and burnt alive, Senior Superintendent of Police Vivek Kumar said.
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The incident is suspected to have taken place on Sunday night and the crime came to light after neighbours cried foul over stench coming out of the house. Aged between 35-40, she is mother of two children. A resident of Sitamarhi, was alone at her home when the crime was committed. The SSP said that house owner Vijay Gupta had been taken into custody in connection with the killing. The police was also questioning her colleagues to know about the motive behind the killing, the SSP added.