Residents of a village near Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 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, reported ANI.
The incident took place around 100 km from Jodhpur on Sunday. Lalita had protested against trees in her farm being cut to construct a road near the village. The matter snowballed into a bigger row, 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, reported NDTV.
The police said her body has been kept in the mortuary. “The sarpanch [village chief] and others poured petrol on her and burnt her alive. We will arrest the accused after a fair investigation,” police officer Suresh Chaudhary told ANI.