ALIRAJPUR: A Bhil woman from Gujarat, along with her three female relatives, allegedly set afire house of a 34-year-old tribal man today to avenge the murder of her husband, police said.
Police arrested all the four women in connection with the incident at Mahendra village in Alirajpur district in the morning hours. "The tribal, identified as Kaishia Damor, had recently gone to Gujarat's Indica village in neighbouring Baroda district for work where he had a dispute with Dal Singh (37), a resident of Uchisaded village in Dahod district, following which Damor allegedly killed him (Dal Singh) and escaped," said Alirajpur SP Kumar Sourabh.
Damor is currently on run. In order to take revenge, Singh's wife Jhailabai (33) along with Badlibai (37), Badribai (36) and Raeela (28) reached Mahendra village this morning and allegedly set afire Damor's house. "By the time fire brigade reached the spot, the fire had caused extensive damage to the house, ornaments and food grains," Sourabh said, adding nobody was injured in the incident. Police cordoned off the area and arrested the women under section 436 (mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house) of IPC.
"In this area bordering Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, tribals have a tradition of taking revenge by setting ablaze houses, but it was for the first time that it was done by women," the SP added.