Gujarat: 42YO woman set on fire by relatives

Ahmedabad: A 42-year-old woman was allegedly set on fire by her relatives suspecting her of practicing witchcraft.

The incident took place in Gujrat’s Arvalli District were the women was set on fire on Tuesday night by her relatives who accused her of practicing witchcraft, DC reported.

Gujarat’s CM Vijay Rupani has condemned the incident and also announced the Government shall bear the medical expenses for the treatment of the victim.

Superintendent of Police NM Kanjaria, Arvalli, said: “The incident took place on the night of June 19 at Ramgadhi village of Meghraj taluka of Arvalli district, where the woman was allegedly set ablaze by three of her relatives, including a woman.”

The Police filed a case at Meghraj Police station of Arvalli district on Wednesday after the victim’s husband Kuber Parmar. The district is around 150 Kms away from Ahmedabad.

The husband’s two nephews Babu Parmar and Kodar Parmar accused the victim of practicing witchcraft to harm them. The couple and the duo got into a heated argument which ended in the duo pouring kerosene on the victim and setting her on fire.

“As per the complaint, Babu and Kodar branded the woman as a witch and started verbally abusing her. When she and her husband confronted them, the duo poured kerosene on the woman and set her ablaze,” Kanjaria said.

The officer added, one of the nephew’s wife Jyotsana was also allegedly present at the time of the incident. “All the three accused were arrested on yesterday on the charge of attempt to murder.”

Meanwhile, CM has also instructed the district administration to bring the accused to justice.