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SP MLA booked for setting woman on fire

March 18, 2010 12:27 IST

A Samajwadi Party Member of Legislative Assembly has been booked for setting a woman on fire in Uttar Pradesh's Maharajganj district.

According to the police, MLA Sripati Azad, who represents the Sadar assembly seat, set Savitri Devi, a widow, on fire in Rampur Buzurg village following a heated argument.

According to sources, Azad was a frequent visitor to the widow's house.

The woman, who received serious burn injuries, has been admitted to the Gorakhpur Medical College Hospital for treatment.

Source: ANI