Rahul Gandhi Slams BJP’s ‘Bulldozer Policy’ After Mother, Daughter Charred to Death During Anti-Encroachment Drive in Kanpur

New Delhi: After the death of a mother-daughter duo during an anti-encroachment drive in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government and said that ‘bulldozer policy’ has become. The face of brutality of the government “When the arrogance of power takes away the right to live of the people, it is called dictatorship. My heart is disturbed by the Kanpur incident. This ‘bulldozer policy’ has become the face of brutality of this government. India does not accept this.” This,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted. A 44-year-old woman and her daughter were killed in a fire during an anti-encroachment drive at Marauli village in Kanpur Dehat area, police said on Tuesday.

The deceased have been identified as Pramila Dixit (44) and her daughter Neha Dixit (22). The family of the victims alleged that the officers engaged in the drive opened fire to the house when the mother-daughter duo was inside. Based on the allegations, a case has been registered against over a dozen people, including the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Station Officer (SO) and Lekhpal.

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Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak spoke to the victim’s family through video call. The Deputy Chief Minister assured all possible help to the victim’s family and strict action against the culprits. According to information, the incident took place on Monday afternoon in Marauli village when a team of the district administration took action against “illegal encroachment”.

The family members opposed the demolition drive and allegedly threatened to set themselves on fire to stop the removal proceedings. This led to a scuffle between the family members and the officials and during the commotion a fire broke out and the entire house was gutted. Four people were present in the house at the time of the fire, the reasons for which have not been ascertained.

“Two of them died while others sustained burn injuries,” officials said. While the exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, the victim’s family has accused the authorities and anti-social elements of the area of ​​deliberately setting their house on fire. Kanpur Police has said in an official note that based on the complaint of the victim’s family, a case has been registered against more than 12 people including SDM, SO and Lekhpal. Four locals identified as Ashok Dixit, Anil Dixit, Nirmal Dixit and Vishal Dixit have also been named in the FIR.

“A complaint was lodged against Vishal Dixit (one of the accused named in the FIR) that he was trying to encroach upon the land of the village community. In this regard, the administrative team arrived to remove the encroachment from the area where The incident happened. happened,” the police said. Further investigation is on in the matter.