Woman set afire over trivial fight in Mumbai

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 13:30 hrs

Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) In a trivial case of animosity, a 48-year-old woman was set afire by two of her neighbours in central Mumbai, police said Friday.

"The victim, Sitabai Alkunte, had a tiff with two women over a trivial matter in the same slum. The two accused - Moni and Suman - went to her hut Thursday, poured oil over her and set her on fire," a police officer told IANS Friday.

The victim, who has suffered 90 percent burns, confirmed the same while giving her statement to police late Thursday night. She is under critical medical care.

Police said Alkunte and her daughter Soni, 20, had regular fights with these women. However, this time the fight took an ugly turn.

"The name of Mahesh Kale, a relative of the two women, has also surfaced in setting afire the woman. We will question him and the two accused," Mandurke said.

Police have registered a case of attempt to murder.

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