Sarpanch`s son set on fire in MP village

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.

PTI



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

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