Nashik, Feb 17 : A man was arrested for allegedly burning a woman alive at Lasalgaon bus stand in Niphad taluka of this district, reports said here on Monday. According to police, the mishap took place on February 15, when the accused poured petrol on the victim and set her on fire, after an altercation. The grisly incident is third such episode in the month of February, which witnessed burning of other two women in the districts of Aurangabad and Wardha.
Both the victims, including Aurangabad's 50-year-old Dalit woman and Wardha's 24-year-old lecturer, succumbed to their injuries. The Nashik victim has sustained severe burns and was first admitted to the District Civil Hospital. On Saturday night, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray went to see the victim and advised the Civil Surgeon that the victim should be moved to Mumbai, for further treatment. On Sunday morning, the victim was shifted to Mumbai's Masina Hospital.
Within several hours of the crime, police detained two accused, identified as Dattu Bala Jadhav and Nilesh Padmakar Kendals and released them on Sunday, after an inquiry. The main absconding accused Bala Madhukar 'Rameshwar' Bhagwat was arrested from Yeola city on Sunday, police said, adding that further probe is underway. (UNI)