Tuesday, July 16, 2002

Dalit woman's house burnt

KANPUR: The house of a Dalit woman caught fire under mysterious circumstances in Raigopalpur village falling under Chaubepur police circle in the wee hours of Monday. The woman alleged that her house was set ablaze by opponents following an old political rivalry. According to reports, woman identified as Shyama Devi along with her minor daughter named Maina suffered burn injuries in the incident.

Reports said that a fire broke out at Shyama Devi's house in Raigopalpur village under Chaubepur police circle under mysterious circumstances at around 3 pm. The woman claimed that her opponents had set ablaze her house and a number of house-hold items were burnt. It was reported that the husband of the woman was sent to jail last month.

Source: The Times of India, July 16, 2002

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