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Tuesday 18 October 2011

Dalit set on fire in Etah

Dalit set on fire in Etah
Sunday, 16 October 2011 21:25
Pioneer News Service | Lucknow
On an old enmity, three persons, allegedly, bashed up a man and later set him afire amid the presence of his family in Etah district on Saturday night.
The police, however, downplayed the incident saying the man set himself afire reason of which are yet to be ascertained.
As per reports, Dinesh Kasyap (30) resided at Kanshi Ram Awasiya Colony (house number 67, block number 6) under Kotwali police station with his family. He was an alcoholic and used to frequent the house of Rinku where he had drink sessions with Rinku, Pinku and Puttan.
Two days back, Dinesh had a dispute with the trio while drinking at the house of one of the named persons. After the verbal duel came into notice the locals intervened and Dinesh returned his home then.
On Saturday night, Dinesh was at home as his family consisting father Ramesh Chandra, mother Mithilesh were celebrating Karvachauth. His sister Arti and her husband Ajay were also at his home.
While the family was busy in celebrating the festival, the trio stormed the house and hold Dinesh. They doused Dinesh with kerosene and then set him afire before fleeing the scene. Dinesh ran to save his life but his attempt stoked the fire further causing him burnt badly in the incident. He was later taken before he be taken to hospital. He later died during treatment.
Dinesh's claimed that Rinku and his aided set Dinesh afire in vengeance. "The trio had a dispute with Dinesh two days back. In the incident, Dinesh had retaliated when was attacked. The trio felt themselves insulted and killed him," his family claimed.
The family further alleged that the police was trying to downplay the incident making it up a suicide case and was trying to save the miscreants at the direction of big-wigs.
Inspector Kotwali police station, however, said Dinesh was an alcoholic and set himself afire in frustration. He said the police were trying to find out the reason behind the suicide.
DIG (Aligarh range) BP Tripathi said the family members had given a complaint against the trio and necessary action was being taken.
Later an FIR under section 302 of IPC, for murder, and section 436 of IPC, for mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house was registred in this connection. Further investigation in the case is on.
The Times Of India

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