Jodhpur, Mar 27: In a shocking incident, a 20-year-old woman was burnt alive in a village near Jodhpur, Rajasthan for protesting against the cutting of trees. The incident occurred on Sunday after which the woman was admitted to MJH hospital in Jodhpur where she died on Monday morning. Also Read - Bird Flu Alert in Rajasthan After Crow Deaths Reported in Several Districts
According to the police, while construction of a road in a village around 100 km from Jodhpur was being held, the woman objected to the cutting of trees in her farm for the construction. The row escalated after which it is been alleged that the group of villagers attacked her, poured petrol on her and set her on fire. The girl has been identified as Lalita. Also Read - Wife Entitled to Know Husband's Income, Can Seek Info Through RTI, Says Central Information Commission
It is been alleged that Ranveer Singh, the head of the village was also among those who set the woman on fire. The police are investigating the case and around 10 people have been named in the First Information Report. Speaking to news agency ANI, police officer Suresh Chaudhary stated that, “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.” Also Read - IIT Jodhpur to Help NHAI in Better Design And Infrastructure For Highways
A case in the matter is registered by the Borunda police and the investigation is in process.