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2 children of Dalit family burnt alive in Faridabad

India TV News Desk 20 Oct 2015, 23:46:11 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Two children of a Dalit family were burnt alive when a mob allegedly set fire to their home in Faridabad today morning.

Police said that mob poured petrol on and set on fire a Dalit family of four in Sumped village.

The children, two-and-a-half-year-old Vaibhav and nine-month-old charred to death while their parents Jitender and Rekha are fighting for their lives at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi.

The preliminary enquiry by police suggested that a piece of property was the cause of incident.

A case has been registered under provisions of the IPC and the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, police said, adding that a hunt has been launched to nab the attackers.

Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 20 lakh to the next of the kin of the deceased kids.