Chandigarh: A group of upper caste Rajput men allegedly poured petrol on and set on fire a Dalit family. Two children killed and their parents were seriously burnt in this incident in stumped village in Faridabad on Tuesday morning.
Their parents Jitender and Rekha immediately admitted to the Safdarjunj hospital and they are fighting for their lives at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi. The incident has deepened fears for the safety of Dalits in Haryana.
Sources said that early Tuesday morning, a group of men, allegedly acquainted to the Thakur families of the village, entered the Dalit family’s home, doused the victims with petrol and set them on fire.
Police have been deployed in the village in large number of police to maintain law and order. Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh for each of the dead children.