NEW DELHI- An Indian couple in the Fatehpur district of the Uttar Pradesh state, has set on fire a seventeen year old girl, Komal residing in their neighborhood, just for picking mangoes from their tree.
As per the details, there had been a dispute among the neighbors over mango picking from each other’s orchards, both families alleged each other that they have plucked mangoes from their tree and have sold them in market.
The girl’s father has stated that, “The arguments over the plucking of mangoes have been going on for the last eight days… I had complained that they stole mangoes from my farm and they in turn said that I pluck mangoes from their farm and sell them. We were not at home when they (the neighbors) came over and argued with my daughter.”
According to him, the couple accompanied by two other individuals broke into the house, dragged the girl outside and thrashed her till she got immobile. Then they set her ablaze. They wanted to give the impression the girl had set herself on fire.
A First Information Report (FIR) has been filed by the victim’s family with the Ghazipur police.
The Superintendent of Fatehpur Police, Anees Ahmed Ansari told the media that the case is being procedure and the accused have been booked under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 302 and 452.
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