One accused arrested in case of man ‘burnt to death’ near Tikri border

Chandigarh: The main accused has been arrested in connection with the burning alive of a farmer who had gone to join the farmers' agitation in Haryana's Bahadurgarh area. Sector-6 police station will produce the accused in court today. The accused has been identified as Krishna, a resident of Village Raichand in Jind district.

The accused was involved in the farmers' movement with his accomplices for a long time. Krishna is alleged to have killed Mukesh, a resident of Kasar village, alive along with his 3 other accomplices. Earlier on Thursday, the family members of the deceased had blocked the Delhi-Rohtak National Highway for nearly an hour and a half. Police are currently trying to arrest the other accused in the case. In Haryana, a man has been burnt alive by people involved in the farmers' movement in Bahadurgarh.

The deceased has been identified as Mukesh, a resident of Kasar village. Mukesh had consumed liquor at the movement site with 4 people involved in the farmers' movement late on Wednesday evening. In the later dispute, the accused sprayed oil on Mukesh and set him on fire.  Mukesh was brought to bahadurgarh hospital after the fire broke out. Mukesh, who was 90 percent scorched, succumbed to his injuries at around 2:30 pm. The villagers accused the farmers of harassing them and the family refused to take the body of the deceased.

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