The entire country is reeling under the acute water scarcity which has lead to several concerning issues one being rise in the crime. In the past few months, a number of cases have emerged where people got indulged into violent activities over water dispute. One horrific incident in the line has come from Madhya Pradesh where a woman was set on fire by her in-law after dispute over filling tap water.
The daughter of the victim said, “My whole family and grandmother have set my mother on fire. We used to live together previously but later the property was divided. There was a dispute over water. They abused my mother, poured kerosene and set her on fire”.
In-laws would put lock on hand-pump
Sharing details of the case ASP Betul said, “In Badora, a joint family had some dispute. It has come to my knowledge that there is a hand pump over which the victim’s father-in-law and brother-in-law would put locks.”
An argument erupted on Thursday morning after the victim went to fetch water from this tap. As the argument escalated, the accused locked the woman’s husband and children inside the house and then set her on fire, the officer added.
The victim’s husband and children managed to come out of the house some time later, but by that time the woman had suffered major burn injuries.
The police official said that a case has been registered against three members – two brothers-in-law and father-in-law under section 307.