A 55-year-old man, Jalaluddin Khan, burnt alive his live-in partner Sangita Devre (40), her daughter Pritee Shendge (19), and nine-month-old grand-daughter Siddhi at the woman’s residence in Kalika Nagar area of Nashik in the early hours of Monday. While the baby died on the spot, her grand-mother Sangita died on Tuesday in Nashik Civil Hospital, and mother Pritee succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday night.
As per this Times of India report –
“Assistant inspector Valmik Shardul of the Panchavati police station said Sangita was a widow and Jalaluddin had been living with her for the past one year. While Sangita worked as a help in a local hotel, Jalaluddin had left his job in an ice-cream shop three months ago. He originally hails from Uttar Pradesh.
On Sunday, Sangita’s daughter Pritee, who stays in the Nagar area of Adgaon, had come to her mother’s place with Siddhi to stay for a few days. “A heated argument broke out between Sangita and Jalaluddin on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. Sangita was insisting that Jalaluddin stay somewhere else till her daughter was with her,” police officials said.
When the two women and the baby were sleeping, Jalaluddin poured kerosene on them and set them ablaze. Neighbours noticed smoke coming out of the house around 4.30am. They somehow managed to put out the fire and take the three victims to hospital.”
Jalaluddin Khan, who is married & was on the run, has been traced and arrested by Nashik Police from Aligarh in UP, Panchavati police station in-charge Madhukar Kad said. The accused has been booked under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder), he said.
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