Woman burnt alive in Jodhpur for protesting cutting of trees

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Jodhpur girl burnt alive (Photo credit NDTV)
Jodhpur girl burnt alive (Photo credit NDTV)

Los Angeles : In a shocking tragedy that occurred near Rajasthan’s Jodhpur on Sunday, a 20-year-old woman was burnt alive in her village for protesting the cutting of trees.

The incident has generated anger and shock from the natives and family.

Police told that the woman, Lalita objected to the cutting of trees in her farm for the construction of a road near the village, around 100 km from Jodhpur. 

As per Police officer Suresh Chaudhary: "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."

Many villagers did not like her intervention and a group of villagers allegedly attacked her after the row escalated.

Taking the attack too far, they also poured petrol on her and set her on fire. She was immediately taken to hospital but succumbed to her injuries on Monday morning.

The police have been investigating the case and have found out the involvement of sarpanch or head of her village, Ranveer Singh among those accused.

It is also noted allegedly that the Sarpanch was among those who set her on fire. 10 people have been named in the FIR or complaint.