Woman, daughter set on fire in Noida

Woman, daughter set on fire in Noida

According to Phase-II station officer Deepak Sharma, Sanjay Sarcar, a resident of Shramik Kunj in Sector-110, had a tiff with his wife Mona Saturday afternoon after getting heavily drunk. As the matter rose amidst heated exchange of words, Sanjay, an auto-driver by profession, allegedly poured kerosene on her and set her and their daughter Meenakshi ablaze.

He then took them in a critically burned state to the Kailash Hospital here. Due to non-availability of beds there, he then took them to Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi and got them admitted. He then fled from the hospital and did not turn up again.

Mona and her daughter Meenakshi Sunday morning succumbed to their burn injuries. The neighbours, who saw Sanjay taking them in an auto, informed Mona's brother Madhav about the matter, police said.

A case was registered at Phase-II police station against Sanjay. He remained absconding till Sunday evening.

Sanjay had married Mona about twelve years ago. The family originally belonged to West Bengal and had moved to Noida about two-three years back.

"He (Sanjay) was badly into drinking habit and often quarrelled with his wife at home even over petty issues. He had an argument with Mona Saturday. Their daughter Meenakshi was also at home at that time. He burned both of them alive," Madhav alleged.

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