Two kids burnt alive after tenant set his landlord's house afire

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Two kids burnt alive after tenant set his landlord's house afire

Tuesday, 02 March 2021 | PNS | Lucknow

Two minors were burnt alive after a tenant threw petrol and set the wife and kids of his landlord on fire at Nehru Nagar in Akbarpur area of Kanpur Dehat, police said on Monday.
Superintendent of Police Keshav Kumar said that corporator Jitendra Yadav was living with his wife Archana and two children   daughter Akshita (4) and one-and-half year old son Hanu   in Nehru Nagar near Akbarpur Kotwali. A woman constable Usha, who is deployed at the Kotwali, and her husband Avneesh were tenants in Jitendra Yadav's house.
As per the neighbours, Avneesh poured petrol on Archana and her two kids late Sunday night and set them on fire.
As the trio started screaming, Jitendra, who was sleeping outside, and his neighbours rushed to rescue the victims. They somehow doused the flames and rushed all the four, including Jitendra, to district hospital in critical condition where both the kids succumbed to injuries.
Meanwhile, the people chased Avneesh to nab him when he was trying to flee. To make a safe escape, Avneesh tried to cross the highway but he failed to notice a speeding truck and was hit by it and critically injured. The locals shifted him to a hospital and informed the police.
SP Keshav Kumar, who visited the spot along with local police, said that the accused was in mental stress for many days. He said the police had also detained woman constable Usha and were grilling her to find out what prompted her husband to kill the landlord and his family.
Further investigation is underway and the bodies have been sent for post-mortem.
Meanwhile in Pilibhit, police detained a 16-year-old boy for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl. Police said the boy allegedly took the four-year-old to a secluded place in the village on Saturday and raped her.
"The boy has been caught and will be produced before the Juvenile Justice Board. He studies in Class VIII. Both the boy and the girl are from the same community," the local SHO said.
According to police, the girl's father stated in the complaint that his daughter along with other children were playing outside the house on Saturday evening when the accused came and gave something to his daughter to eat. The boy then took the child to a secluded place and raped her, the police said quoting the complaint.
After returning home, the girl told her mother about the incident and they decided to get an FIR lodged. The police officer said the girl was sent for a medical examination and her statement would be recorded before a magistrate.
In Aligarh, the body of a 16-year-old Dalit girl was found in a field in the Akrabad area, following which villagers clashed with police and indulged in stone pelting, police said on Monday.
The girl had gone to the fields on Sunday afternoon to collect fodder for cattle but did not return. Later, her body was found in a field when her family members started searching for her,
Police said prima facie the girl was strangled.
As the news spread, irate villagers pelted stones at a police party which was trying to take the body for post-mortem. Inspector Pranendra Kumar was injured in the attack, police said.
Senior Superintendent of Police Muniraj G told reporters that they rushed to the spot and pacified the villagers who then handed over the body to policemen. He said allegations that the victim was sexually assaulted were being probed and everything would be clear when the autopsy report was received.

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