Two children killed in attack by upper caste men in India

Two children killed in attack by upper caste men in India

Two children of a Dalit family were on Tuesday burnt alive and their parents suffered injuries allegedly after some persons from an upper caste set their house afire while they were sleeping. The incident occurred at around 2 am in Sonped village on the outskirts of Delhi, according to police.

Vaibhav, who was two-and-a-half years old, and his sister, 11-month-old Divya, died on the spot after the attackers allegedly poured petrol and set the house ablaze. Their mother Rekha suffered 70 per-cent burns and has been referred to Delhi for treatment while their father Jitender too suffered injuries while trying to save his family.

Jitender alleged that the attackers were from Rajput caste and the family had a confrontation with them in October after which a case had been registered.

“We were sleeping when they poured petrol from the window. I smelt the petrol and tried to wake up my wife but by then the fire had started. My children died in the fire…,” said a wailing Jitender.

“They had threatened me that they will finish my family, That I should never return to the village… I won’t but please give me back my children,” he said. The incident has led to tension in the area.

“Security has been tightened in the village and we are investigating the matter,” a police official said.



Source : PTI

Related Post

India: 93 farmers committed suicide in 45 days
views 151
INDIA: Forty-five days, 93 suicides. 2015 has started quite ominously for farmers in the perennially parched Marathwada region and activists blamed th...
Mahinda Rajapaksa concedes defeat in Sri Lanka elections
views 52
Sri Lanka's former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse told AFP that he has conceded defeat in parliamentary elections after a close fought comeback attempt j...
Bangladesh arrests prime suspect in boy`s lynching
views 86
Dhaka: Bangladesh police said Wednesday they had arrested the prime suspect in the brutal murder of a 13-year-old boy that provoked public outrage aft...
Gang-Raped Sisters’ Bodies Hung From Tree
views 71
Two police officers suspected of gang-raping and killing teenage sisters before hanging their bodies from a mango tree have been arrested in India. A ...
INDIA: 13-year-old girl dies after undertaking 64-day fast
views 235
A 13-year-old girl died in Hyderabad after her family allegedly compelled her to undertake a 64-day fast as part of a community ritual prompting the c...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK