Two Dalit babies died and parents burnt

21, Oct 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Two babies aged two years and 11 months died and their parents were badly burnt when upper caste Hindus poured petrol through the windows and set the house on fire at Faridabad
Two children of a Dalit family were on Tuesday burnt alive and their parents suffered injuries allegedly after some persons from upper caste set their house afire while they were sleeping.
The shocking incident occurred at around 2.30 a.m. at Sunped village on the outskirts of Delhi, police said, adding two persons have been arrested.
11 persons, including a father-son duo, have been booked on murder, rioting and other charges, a police spokesman told PTI.
Vaibhav, who was two-and-a-half years old, and his sister, 11-month-old Divya, died after the attackers allegedly poured petrol from the window and set the house ablaze while the family was sleeping inside. A religious programme was being held nearby in the village at that time.
Their mother Rekha, 28, suffered serious burns and has been referred to Delhi for treatment while their father Jitender, 31, too suffered injuries while trying to save his family.
Concerned over the attack on the Dalit family, Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Khattar over phone asking him to ensure security to everyone and prevent any recurrence of such incident, officials said in Delhi.


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