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Girl writes letter to Akhilesh Yadav in blood, demands justice for mother burnt alive

The minor's mother was burnt alive allegedly by her husband's family in Bulandshahr

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
August 13, 2016 12:10:41 pm
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Latika Bansal, a 15-year-old from Bulandshahr has written a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in blood, seeking justice for her mother Anu Bansal who was burnt alive two months ago, reported news agency ANI.

The Times of India reported that Anu Bansal was burnt alive allegedly by her in-laws on June 14 while her two daughters, Latika and 11-year-old Tanya watched. The report said Latika tried to reach the police but no one responded. She had to finally call her uncle who rushed Anu to the hospital. However, having suffered 95 per cent burns, she could not survive.

Latika told the Times of India that her mother was burnt alive in front of her eyes. She alleged that when her sister was born 11 years ago, the mother and her two daughters were thrown out of the house and had to live on rent in another house. On the night the tragedy occurred, her grandmother (father’s mother) and some other relatives came to their house to threaten that her father would be married to another woman who can bear them a son. She said this led to an altercation and the in-laws subsequently set her mother on fire. She said she dialed 100 as her younger sister kept crying.

Latika decided to write the letter when no one from the administration came forward to help. In her letter, she wrote, “Mukhyamantriji, mujh beti ko insaaf do (Chief minister, please provide justice to me).” She has also written a longer letter elaborating on the incident and how the two girls have had to suffer injustice at the hands of their father’s family.

The paper reported that the FIR filed earlier said the mother had committed suicide. After Latika’s letter however, the case has been reopened.

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