Dalit girl burnt alive in Haryana village
Press Trust Of India
Chandigarh, April 21, 2010
First Published: 19:23 IST(21/4/2010)
Last Updated: 19:28 IST(21/4/2010)
A physically challenged girl was burnt alive and her father received
serious burn injuries when some persons set afire houses belonging to
dalits in a village in Haryana's Hisar district on Wednesday.
Chand, 70, suffered 90 per cent burns, official sources said adding
the incident happened in Mirchpur village.
Members of a particular community raided the village and set afire
some 12 to 15 dalit houses, they said.
Old enmity between the two communities coupled with flaring up of the
tension in the past few days led to today's incident, the sources
A few days back, some members of a community allegedly passed some
objectionable remarks on dalit women.
This provoked retaliation from the dalits who roughed up some youths
of the rival community, villagers said.
A physically challenged girl was burnt alive when some persons set on
fire dalit houses, Hisar Deputy Commissioner OP Sheron said.
Asked how many houses were torched, he said "we are yet to get full details."
He said a case under various sections of the IPC had been registered
against some persons and promised strict action against the guilty.
A large posse of policemen were deployed in the village where tension ran high.
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