STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Woman Set Afire for Violating Voting Diktat Dies

Published: 20th October 2014 10:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th October 2014 10:07 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NASHIK: A 65-year-old woman, allegedly set ablaze for not voting for a particular candidate in Yeola Assembly constituency in Nashik district in October 15 polls, succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment at civil hospital here today.

Zelubai Wable was admitted in the hospital on October 16 with 80 per cent burn injuries. She died in early hours today, said incharge of burn ward at the hospital.

The incident caused a flutter as Wable in her statement on October 16, the day of the incident, said three persons, including two brothers, poured kerosene on her and set her ablaze for not voting for the candidate on 'number 2' on the EVM. Police had said it was not yet known who the candidate on 'number 2' was.

Yeola is the constituency of former Maharashtra PWD minister and NCP stalwart Chhagan Bhujbal. He retained the seat by defeating his nearest rival from Shiv Sena.

Interestingly, the woman's son, Raghunath Wable had told police that she suffered burn injuries while cooking.

According to Yeola police, Wable said in her dying statement that she sustained burn injuries in an accident, and that they could not find any involvement of Ashok Barnare,

Pandurang Barnare and Nandkishor Bhusak, already arrested in connection with the incident.

Confirming Wable's death, DSP (Rural), Nashik, Sanjay  Mohite said without elaborating that "Our investigation willcontinue in the case."

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp