In a shocking incident, a 20-year-old woman, who was protesting against cutting trees was allegedly burnt alive in her village near Rajasthan’s Jodhpur on Sunday. FIR against 10 people have been lodged in the case which also include the revenue official of the area.
Police officer Suresh Chaudhary said, “The sarpanch and other people poured petrol on her and burnt her alive. The body is in the mortuary. We will arrest the accused soon, after a fair investigation.”
Lalita, who had dared to object the deforestation of her farm for the construction of a road near her village which is about 100 km away from Jodhpur was attacked by a angry mob of villagers who who set her on fire with petrol. She died in the hospital on Monday morning.
Her fellow protesters have demanded arrest withing a day. The allegation is against the sarpanch of the village Ranveer Singh and the revenue official Om Prakash
“The dispute was over a road, my sister was opposing it…they poured petrol on her and set her on fire,” said the woman’s brother, Vidyadhar.