Chhattisgarh cop held for setting woman on fire
Posted by Admin on July 31, 2009
RAIPUR – A member of the Chhattisgarh Armed Forces (CAF) has been arrested for setting a woman on fire after she refused to provide him liquor, police said Friday. The woman is battling for life.
The incident took place late Thursday in Surguja district, some 350 km from here. The woman is warded in a government hospital with 90 percent burn injuries.
The policeman, Ambuj Shukla, asked Sushila Paswan, a 38-year-old widow of Ramanujganj area, to get home-made liquor for him. He got upset when she refused.
He allegedly chased the lady into her kitchen, poured kerosene oil on her and set her ablaze, A.K. Kujur, an officer investigating the case, told IANS on telephone.
The woman was first taken to a primary health centre and then referred to the government hospital at Ambikapur, headquarters of Surguja district.
Police arrested Shukla Thursday night and charged him with attempt to murder under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).