New Delhi: The Samajwadi Party on Tuesday said that an investigation is going on in the Barabanki incident, where a woman was allegedly set ablaze by two policemen, and added that the guilty will be punished.
Sharing his condolences with the family members of the deceased, Samajwadi Party spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia said: "It is even more unfortunate because the police force which is supposed to uphold the rule of law and protect the citizens has actually committed this offence. The Uttar Pradesh Government has ordered a magisterial probe. An FIR has been registered. The two police officers have been suspended forthwith. And a dying declaration has also been recorded. Investigation is going on and the guilty will not be spared. He will be punished."
The Akhilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh Government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the Barabanki incident, where a woman anganwadi worker was allegedly set on fire by two policemen in the state`s Barabanki district.
The victim`s son had earlier demanded justice for his mother, saying she would only rest in peace when the guilty are punished.
According to reports, the woman had gone to the police station to free her husband, who had been picked up for questioning. When she refused to bribe the policemen in order to release her husband, she was set ablaze.