Jharkhand: Youth set ablaze over scuffle in Garhwa


After a scuffle in the Garhwa district of Jharkhand, a youth was set ablaze by another man who allegedly poured petrol on him on Friday.

Meanwhile, the accused Kasamuddin set ablaze a youth named Deepak Soni, a resident of Chitvishram village under the Shri Banshidhar sub-division of Garhwa district. They both are in so same village.

Moreover, at around 7 pm the incident happened and the youth was badly burnt. Soni’s family members and some youths took him to the sub-divisional hospital and later the doctors referred him to Sadar Hospital for better treatment.

“He (Deepak Soni) told me that a man named Kasamuddin put petrol on him and set him on fire,” a relative of the victim said.

Rajesh Kumar, Inspector, Nagar Untari Police Station, Garhwa said, “Information about setting a youth ablaze by pouring petrol on him after a scuffle has come to light. An investigation is being done and the search for the accused is underway.”

However, further details into the matter are underway.