65-yr-old woman accuses 3 men of setting her ablaze for not voting for Shiv Sena candidate

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Nashik, Oct 18: A 65-year-old woman on Friday accused three men of setting her on fire for not voting for Shiv Sena candidate in the recently concluded Maharashtra assembly polls, said a TOI report. The woman, Zelubai Jagannath Wable, suffered 80% burns and is battling for life.

The incident allegedly happened in Babhulgaon Khurd village in Yeola, around 90km from Nashik. 

According to Wable, the men met her on Wednesday, while she was on her way to polling booth. They asked her to vote for Shiv Sena candidate Sambhaji Pawar. Later, they stopped her on the way back, saying they had seen her casting vote for NCP candidate Chhagan Bhujbal. The trio allegedly threatened to kill Wable. 

According to Wable, the men later came to her house on Thursday, abused her and set her ablaze. Wable was taken to the Yeola rural hospital and shifted to the Nashik civil hospital at around 1.30 am on Friday.

But Wable's son, Raghunath, a farmer, said his mother had told him that her saree had caught fire while she was cooking inside the house. Wable was accusing people who were trying to save her, Raghunath said.

In connection with the incident, the police arrested Ashok Bornare (38), Pandurang Bornare (45) and Nandkishore Bhurak (40) on Friday for attempt to murder and criminal intimidation. 

However, the police said they don't find Wable's version convincing. "Things will be clear during the interrogation of the accused in police custody", they said, according to the TOI report.

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