Lucknow: An eighteen year old dalit girl was burnt alive in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday night, reported the IANS.
The victim identified as Moni, who was on her way to a vegetable market on her cycle, when some unidentified persons surrounded her. Even before she could react, they poured petrol on her and set her ablaze.
According to the cops, the girl had tried to run for around 100 meters however she collapsed and died on the spot.
Senior police officers, including IG (Zone) Sujit Kumar Pandey rushed to the crime scene around midnight and spoke to the victims family. The police is trying to find out whether it was a case of stalking or family enmity. The victim’s family has ruled out any case of enmity.
Officials told IANS that the police has recovered an empty petrol can, a match box and detected tyre marks of a four-wheeler near Tedha Bazaar where the crime took place.
A case has been registered and police has questioned several people in connection with the crime.