Mother-Daughter duo Burnt Alive During Demolition Drive in Kanpur, Alleges Family; UP Police say They Immolated

Kanpur Dehat: In a shocking incident, a 45-year-old woman and her 20-year-old daughter died in a fire that broke out during an anti-encroachment drive in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur Dehat district. While the police said that the two women set themselves on fire, their families claimed that it was the policemen who set their hut on fire while the women were inside, resulting in the deaths. The incident took place late Monday evening at Madauli village in Rura area of ​​the district, where the police, district administration and revenue officials had gone to remove encroachments from a “gram samaj” or government land, a police official said. The villagers said that the officials arrived with bulldozers and were not given any prior information.

Shivam Dixit said, “When people were inside, they started the fire. We just managed to escape. They ransacked our temple. Nobody did anything, not even the District Magistrate. Everybody ran, nobody to my mother.” could save.”

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Police, however, said that Pramila Dixit and her daughter Neha set themselves ablaze.

Rura station house officer (SHO) Dinesh Gautam and Pramila’s husband Gendan Lal also suffered burn injuries while trying to save the women, a police officer said.

Meanwhile, Superintendent of Police (SP) BBGTS Murthy said, “The woman and her daughter locked themselves inside the hut and set it on fire, leading to their deaths. We will investigate and find out if any wrongdoing has happened.” We will not leave.” Criminal.”

“Whenever there is an anti-encroachment campaign, a video is shot. We have asked for the video and will investigate it,” he said.

Meanwhile, tension prevailed in the village and incidents of stone pelting on police were also reported.

The villagers are demanding registration of an FIR against Sub-Divisional Magistrate (Maitha) Gyaneshwar Prasad, Lekhpal Singh and others for the alleged murder.

Additional Director General of Police (Kanpur Zone) Alok Singh along with Divisional Commissioner Raj Shekhar visited the village to pacify the mob and assured action against the guilty persons.

The Samajwadi Party has blamed the ‘insensitive’ administration for the ‘murders’.

The Samajwadi Party tweeted, “Under the Yogi (Adityanath) government, Brahmin families are targeted and such incidents are happening selectively. Like Dalits and OBCs, Brahmins are also the target of Yogi government’s atrocities.”