Two dalit girls burnt to death in Moradabad

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Moradabad, Dec.20 (ANI): Two girls belonging to the lower-caste dalit community were burnt to death when a mob set fire to their house in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad district on Sunday.

The girls, identified as Neetu and Geeta, were in their early twenties and were unmarried.ahul Yaduvendre, Superintendent of Police (SP) of Moradabad, said the two sisters committed suicide by setting themselves on fire because of continuous verbal harassment by their neighbours after their brother was named in a double murder case.

"At around 1.45 p.m. a policeman informed us that a house is set on fire and when we saw, he pushed the door and entered inside the house and tried to douse the fire," said Yaduvendre.

Ram Kumar, a resident, said the two women were killed by a mob.

Police have filed a case against six people and further investigation is underway.

Residents turned out to demonstrate against the deaths of the two sisters.

The employees of the local municipal corporation also protested, claiming they would not work until police arrested those involved in the killing of the girls.

The two girls were the sisters of a man named Rakesh, a sweeper, who is accused in the double murder of a woman and her 10-year -old daughter for robbery on December 9. The police arrested him recently. By Vibhav Porav (ANI)

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