20-yr old woman burnt alive for objecting cutting of tress


Rajasthan: Residents of a village near Jodhpur in the state burnt a 20-year-woman alive allegedly after she raised her voice against the felling of trees. The Borunda Police have registered a case against 10 people, including village head Ranveer Singh.

The incident took place around 100 km from Jodhpur on Sunday. The deceased Lalita had protested against trees in her farm being cut to construct a road near the village. The matter triggered to a big, after which a group of villagers poured petrol over her and set her ablaze. Lalita succumbed to her injuries at a hospital on Monday morning.

The police said her body has been kept in the mortuary. Police Officer Suresh Chaudhary has said that the  Sarpanch (village chief) and others poured petrol on her and burnt her alive. He said that they will arrest the accused after a fair investigation.

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