Sarpanch`s son set on fire in MP village
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Last Updated: Thursday, January 21, 2010, 22:39
Vidisha: A village sarpanch's son was set on fire by some unidentified persons in the district, police said.

Premnarayan Ahirwar (30) had gone out to bring pesticide when some persons poured kerosene oil and set him on fire at Mehluya Chowk near here, they said, adding his condition is reported to be critical.

The victim, with over 70 per cent burns, was rushed to a hospital by the locals, they said.

He was being shifted to Bhopal from here for better medical care, the police said.

The police suspect that some old enmity was the cause of the incident and are waiting for Ahirwar to regain consciousness to record his statement.

Ahirwar's mother Jamunabai is the Sarpanch of Mehluya area where the rural body election process is underway.


First Published: Thursday, January 21, 2010, 22:39

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