In an incident that has triggered anger and shock, a 20-year-old girl was burnt alive in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan after she allegedly protested over cutting of trees at Pipda city.
The incident took place with a girl named, Lalita, who had protested over the cutting of trees planted in her farm. The trees were cutting down for the construction of a road near the village, around 100 km from Jodhpur.
The Borunda Police have registered a case. The police said they are investigating allegations that the head or sarpanch of the village, Ranveer Singh, was among those who set her on fire.
The row escalated and a group of villager allegedly attacked her, poured petrol on her and set her on fire. She died in the hospital. She died in the hospital this morning. The body of the victim has been kept in MJH Hospital of Jodhpur. 10 people have been named in the FIR or complaint.
Police officer Suresh Chaudhary told the news agency ANI: “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.”