Four arrested in Dalit woman burning case

Last Updated: Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 14:48

Muzaffarnagar: Four persons, who were accused of killing a Dalit woman by setting her afire in Tigai village last week, were arrested on Thursday, police said.
Zamir, Shamshad, Ali Hasan and Zakir were arrested for allegedly attacking Anju on October 21 when she was cutting trees from a jungle, police said.

Tension had gripped the village when Dalits blocked the Delhi-Dehra Dun national highway protesting the alleged murder of the woman, who succumbed to burn injuries on October 22.

Case of attempt to murder and Prevention of Atrocities Act (POA) had been registered against the four accused after the blockade.

However, according to police, Anju`s house caught fire in which she sustained burn injuries and succumbed in hospital.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 14:48
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