Five members of Dalit family burnt to dead
STAFF WRITER 14:38 HRS IST
Lakhimpur Kheri (UP), Jan 22 (PTI) A Dalit woman and her four
daughters were burnt to death and their charred bodies were found
early this morning in Behanganpurwa village, nearly 70 kms from the
district headquarters, police said.
The victims were set afire after sprinkling kerosene, Dhaurehra police
station in-charge Yogendra Singh said.
One of the daughters was a 23-day-old infant, while others were below
the age of eight.
Police is investigating the role of Ramanand, the woman's husband, and
have taken him to custody.
Ramanand had recently climbed a tower and kept the police on
tenterhooks for several hours, threatening them of committing suicide
if he was not allowed to meet the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister.
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