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Home > News > The Gujarat Riots > PTI > Report

Man held for allegedly torching riot witness

December 11, 2004 22:58 IST

Tanvir Ahmed, who allegedly set ablaze his lover,a post-Godhra communal riot witness, on Tuesday over compensation money, has been arrested, police said on Saturday.

Bibi Bano is battling forlifein an Ahmedabad hospital with 55% burns.

She is a witness to the Naroda-Patiya massacre in 2002 and had received about Rs 350,000 compensation after losing her husband, daughter and sixrelatives in the riots. She had deposited the money in a bank.

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Ahmedwas allegedly demanding that money. He had been threatening her for several daysand she hadlodged a police complaintfollowing which he was arrested andlater released on bail.

In her complaint,Banosaid thaton Tuesday, the accuseddoused her in kerosene and torched her in Vatva area of Ahmedabad.

"Ahmed was arrested on Friday after the police got a tip-off.He has deniedBano's allegations. We are investigating the case," Vatva police sub-inspector S M parmar said.

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He should be hanged until death,for the others to be discouraged from committing such a heinious crime ever again !


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