In an bad episode, two sisters were set on fire by couple of obscure scoundrels late Friday night while they were dozing in their home in Nawabganj range of Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly area.
I8-year old Gulshan's condition is severe while the 17-year old, younger sister Fiza has sustained 40 percent burns. The younger girl, 17, suff ered 60% burns.The two were asleep under a mosquito net when the assailant struck, after allegedly breaking into their house at Devraniya Jagir. The miscreants poured petrol on the bed in which the sisters were sleeping and set it on fire. "We were not ready to see their face", Fiza said.
The family was alerted after the two girls started screaming in pain.
As per reports, the sisters have been admitted in the ICU of the district hospital where their condition is reported to be critical.
A bottle of petrol and two mobile phones were recovered from the site. A few suspects have been marked as possible leads to this incident.
Nawabganj police have filed a FIR against the unidentified person with Section 307 - attempt to murder and other sections of the Indian Penal Code. The incident was reported at a time when the state government is already under criticism following sensational Ragini murder case where a teenager in Ballia district was brutally murdered recently after she resisted a molestation bid from alleged stalkers.
The family has denied disputes with anyone, however, the younger girl has reportedly said that some boys were stalking and harassing her for months.