Rajasthan: 20-year-old woman, protesting trees being cut down, burnt alive, FIR filed against 10 men
A 20-year-old woman was burnt alive allegedly for protesting the cutting of trees in Jodhpur, Rajasthan according to media reports.
A 20-year-old woman, who was protesting against cutting down of trees, was allegedly burnt alive in Jodhpur, media reported on Monday.
R'than: 20-yr-old girl burnt to death after allegedly protesting over cutting of trees in Pipda city, Jodhpur. Case being registered,probe on say police pic.twitter.com/ZV4AcadK1i
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NDTV reported that the woman, Lalita, was murdered for objecting to trees planted on her farm being cut down to allow the construction of a road in Jodhpur's Pipda. A group of men, including village head Ranveer Singh, allegedly attacked Lalita, poured petrol on her and set her ablaze. Lalita was rushed to hospital and died of her injuries on Monday morning.
"The dispute was over a road, my sister was opposing it...they poured petrol on her and set her on fire," the woman's brother, Vidyadhar, told NDTV.
The Indian Express reported that Lalita's body was taken to MJH hospital in Jodhpur, even as the police registered a case against 10 people and are investigating. The incident has sparked anger and outrage with villagers demanding the arrest of the attackers within 24 hours, The Quint reported.
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The driver who was involved in this incident was later issued a citation for failing to maintain proper control of his vehicle. Both the officers will return to their regular duty very soon.
Religious events and gatherings of up to 200 people are allowed between 6 am and 10 pm under the revised norms, provided prior permission is taken from the district administration