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Man set on fire for protesting against taking liquor

Press Trust of India  |  Chakdaha (WB) 

Two drunk youths poured petrol on a 30-year-old man and set him ablaze after he protested against consuming alcohol in front of his house in district, police said today.

The victim is now hospitalised with 60 per cent burns.

protested against taking before his house at Gourpara under station area yesterday night when they assaulted him and left, police said.

They returned sometime later, dragged him out of the house and set him on fire, Shantanu's father said in the FIR naming two persons as accused.

Shantanu protested against their habit of taking alcohol at that spot earlier also, his father said.

He is now under treatment in

After the two accused set him on fire, Shantanu jumped into a pond, and came out after the fire was extinguished.

His parents were not at home when the incident occurred.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 21:45 IST