Protesting against the apathetic attitude of police,a mother-daughter duo tried to immolate themselves on the premises of District Magistrates office in Kanpur yesterday. They are undergoing treatment at Ursala Hospital.
Spokesperson at Kanpur DIG office said that Tasneem Fatima (52) and her daughter Sahiba (26) of Chamanganj area reached the DM office and set themselves afire after sprinkling petrol on themselves. The women reportedly had met Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav during Janata Darshan last week,seeking his intervention in getting their house vacated which had been allegedly grabbed by some local hooligans.
Girl killed in accident,protest blocks road
Lucknow: A 20-year-old girl,Ruchi,was killed and another girl suffered injuries in Thakurganj area of Lucknow today morning when the scooty they were riding on was hit by a garbage truck of Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC).
Angry family members and local residents blocked the Lucknow-Hardoi Road demanding immediate arrest of the driver. The road remained jammed for more than two hours and was opened only after the police arrested driver Mohammed Javed and senior police officers reached there.