Two sisters burnt alive by unidentified attackers in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh

Last Updated: Friday, August 11, 2017, 23:35
Two sisters burnt alive by unidentified attackers in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh
Two teenage girls in Bareilly were set ablaze while they were asleep at their home early Friday morning. They have admitted in the Intensive Care Unit of the district hospital.

Two sisters aged 19 and 17 were sleeping in the verandah of their house in Deorania in Jahangir village when they were attacked. The family sleeping in the next room, alerted by their cries, tried to douse the fire the fire, but the elder sister is in critical condition.

The elder sister has suffered 95 per cent burns while the younger girl suffered 60 per cent burns. "My sister and I were asleep on bed around 2 am when someone poured petrol on us and then lit fire," one of the victims said.

The family of the girls has denied disputes with anyone, however, the younger girl has reportedly said that some boys were stalking and harassing her for months. An FIR has been registered against identified persons under Section 307 (attempt to murder) and few other sections of the Indian Penal Code.

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