19-year-old girl set on fire over land dispute in Uttar Pradesh

Police said that three accused Umesh Chandra Shukla, Suresh and Virendra have been arrested.

By: Press Trust of India | Basti | Updated: June 1, 2014 4:08 pm

A 19-year-old girl was allegedly set afire by some persons after pouring kerosene on her following a land dispute with her father in Kaptanganj, police said on Sunday.

“There was some land dispute between two groups during which one group tried usurping it by felling trees yesterday,” they said.

Sudama Shukla, claimant from the second group, was attacked by the rival group members when he reached the spot.

The attackers set his daughter on fire when she tried to rescue him, police said.

The girl was rescued by her mother, who admitted her to the district hospital.

Doctors said the victim sustained 45 per cent burn injuries, but was out of danger.

On the complaint of the victim’s father an FIR was registered against eight persons under section 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt) of the IPC.

Police said that three accused Umesh Chandra Shukla, Suresh and Virendra have been arrested.

The dispute was related to possession of land, Deputy Superintendent of Police Kalwari Singh said, adding that remaining accused would be arrested within 24 hours.

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    Gooraj
    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:40 pm
    these issues needs to be deal by all Indians not just PM. PM will come and go. it is the society atude toward women and poor needs to looked and change.
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      srinivasan s
      Jun 2, 2014 at 5:36 am
      what do you expect a PM to do? Are you thinking that he his a superman. Moreover police, district collector and CM is there to ACT.
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        Krishna Krishna
        Jun 1, 2014 at 7:21 pm
        ARE YOU A MAD , FROM WHERE DALIT COMES IN THIS CASE , BOTH THE FAMILY FIGHTING OVER LAND ARE BRAHMINS , WHAT HAS THIS CASE TO DO WITH NARENDRA MODI ? IT IS A MATTER OF STATE AND ITS C.M IS AKHILESH YADAV AND WHAT WILL AKHILESH YADAV ALSO DO IN THIS CASE ONLY TO BETTER INSURE JUSTICE AND PUT THE CRIMINALS IN JAIL, HE COULD NOT HAVE STOPPED THE INCIDENT FROM HAPPENING .IF TOMMOROW ONE OF YOUR NEIGHBOUR DECIDES TO PUT YOU UP IN FLAMES , WILL NARENDRA MODI WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT ?
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          Raju Charles
          Jun 1, 2014 at 11:44 am
          Why Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is so silent over this evil taking place under his nose? Dalit votes gave him landslide victory for doing justice! I under stand he too got two girls!
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            You Rock
            Jun 2, 2014 at 1:59 am
            You expect him to fix a society rotten by 60 years of mismanagement in 5 days?Really?Please be realistic. Give him some time to take stock of the decay and take appropriate action.I wish you had written the same comment a year ago when Mr. Manmohan singh was PM.
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