Woman Dies A Week After She Was Set On Fire By Relatives In Rajasthan: Police

A case against her relatives, including a few women, was registered on the basis of the victim's statement.

Woman Dies A Week After She Was Set On Fire By Relatives In Rajasthan: Police

No arrest has been made in the case so far.

Jaipur:

A 35-year-old school teacher who was set on fire by her relatives over a monetary dispute died at the SMS Hospital in Jaipur, police said on Wednesday. 

Superintendent of Police (SP) of Jaipur Rural Manish Agrawal said the woman, identified as Anita, died Tuesday night. The private school teacher was set on fire in her village in the Raisar Police Station area on August 10 when she asked her relatives to repay the money they had borrowed from her.

"The accused poured inflammable material on the woman and set her ablaze in her village on August 10," Additional SP Dharmendra Yadav said.

A case against her relatives, including a few women, was registered on the basis of the victim's statement. No arrest has been made in the case so far.

Targeting the Congress government led by Ashok Gehlot over the incident, BJP state president Satish Poonia said the chief minister has completely failed to handle the law and order situation.

"This is not the first such incident under the Congress rule. Many such tragic incidents are happening in the state. An average of 18 rapes and seven murders are taking place daily in the state," he claimed.

"Criminals have no fear because they know that nothing will happen to them, cases will be registered under normal sections and strict action will not be taken against them," he said.

"The state government's laxity, negligence and its insensitivity towards law and order lead to such cases," Mr Poonia added.

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