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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 for life in 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 six relatives in the riots. She had deposited the money in a bank.
In her complaint, Bano said that on Tuesday, the accused doused 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 denied Bano's allegations. We are investigating the case," Vatva police sub-inspector S M parmar said.
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