Second burn victim succumbs, suspect held

  • | Tuesday | 7th August, 2018

The suspect was nabbed around 3pm.Jalaluddin Khan was in a live-in-relationship with Sangita Deore, a widow. After learning about Khan’s native place, senior police officials rushed two personnel of Panchavati police station to Mathura by air.Before, Khan could reach his hometown, the police rushed to his native place and took a journey backwards to catch up with him. Nashik: City police on Tuesday detained Jalaluddin Khan, who allegedly set two women and a nine-month-old girl on fire on Sunday night.While the nine-month-old child had died on Monday morning, her 38-year-old grandmother Sangita Deore succumbed to burn injuries on Monday night.Medical officers of Nashik civil hospital informed that the third victim Pritee Shendge (20) was in critical condition as she has suffered 80 percent burn injuries.The accused Jalaluddin Khan, hailed from Mathura. He allegedly set ablaze his live-in partner, her daughter Pritee and grand-daughter Siddhi.According to senior police officials, Deore and Jalaluddin had an argument before going to sleep, as Deore wanted him to live somewhere else since her married daughter had come home for an overnight stay.When the trio was sleeping, Jalaluddin allegedly doused the three victims with kerosene and set them on fire around 4 am on Monday.A few days before the incident took place, Sangita Deore had shifted to Kalika Nagar in Panchavati.

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