Enquiry ordered into the burning of two Dalit girls

The National Commission for Scheduled Castes on Tuesday asked the district administration to probe into the death of two dalit sisters who were allegedly burnt alive by a mob in Kothiwal Nagar area here.

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010, 22:29 PM IST

Moradabad: The National Commission for
Scheduled Castes on Tuesday asked the district administration to
probe into the death of two dalit sisters who were allegedly
burnt alive by a mob in Kothiwal Nagar area here.

Addressing mediapersons after meeting the family of
victims Gita (22) and Monu (20), Commission member Raju Parmar
said the victim`s mother Rajo had earlier requested the police
and the district administration to provide protection at her
house or place them at a secure location as she feared for
their lives, but it was not provided to them.
He pulled up the authorities for not providing
security to the family.

"After the incident, we were told that no
representative of government or district administration
visited the mother of the deceased," he said.

A probe has been ordered into the incident, he said.

According to Rajo, a mob gathered outside their house
on December 18 and set it ablaze. While she escaped unhurt,
her daughters were burnt alive in the fire.

The mob was protesting the murder of a woman and her
10-year-old daughter for robbery on December 9, in which the
victims` brother Rakesh, who worked as a sweeper here, was
accused. He is absconding and his brother Rajesh was arrested,
police said.

Parmar said police had initially refused to register
Rajo`s complaint although she has identified 12 people who
were part of the mob.
The accused has to be arrested immediately, he said.

The commission would conduct a probe into the
incident, if district administration fails in this regard,
Parmar said.

PTI