Woman set on fire over enmity

Tikamgarh (Madhya Pradesh), Oct 26 (IANS) Three men tried to kill a 50-year-old woman by burning her alive over old enmity in Madhya Pradesh’s Tikamgarh district. The condition of the woman is critical, police said on Wednesday.

According to police, the incident occurred on Tuesday night at Mojan village under the jurisdiction of Prithvipur police station when the men entered Rajan Bai Yadav’s house and set her on fire after dousing her with inflammable substance. They fled the spot.

The condition of the woman is critical and she has been sent to Jhansi for treatment.

“Relatives of the woman have accused three men including the village head for trying to burn the woman. Police is investigating the matter,” Sub-Divisional police officer Rakesh Pandey told reporters here.