The Hush Post| 18:40 am |two-minute-read
The family of a 34-year old woman, who was charred to death in a Datsun car which went up in flames killing her and her two daughters on the busy Akshardham flyover yesterday night, has accused her husband of killing her and the daughters.
The incident took place around 6.30 pm when the vehicle was going towards the Akshardham temple. Initial investigations reveal that compressed natural gas (CNG) leak at the back of the Datsun Go car led to the fire.
The woman, Ranjana Mishra and her daughters Ridhi and Nikki were killed in the fire. Her husband and a third daughter though, did survive the blaze.
Now Ranjana Mishra’s family has alleged that her husband had taken her out for the first time ever in the 13 years of their marriage on any outing and it turned out into a gruesome murder. “We can’t accept that he suddenly decided to take her out. He had started torturing her after their first daughter was born.” Ranjana Mishra’s cousin was quoted as saying.
“We believe that it is not an accident. It was a planned murder and we urged police to investigate the matter, especially the car. We want justice,” he added. Another relative alleged that the woman’s in-laws did not inform them about the incident.
The woman’s husband denied the allegations against him. “Why would I kill my wife and daughters? I loved them a lot. It was an accident and the fire started from the dashboard?” he said.
The police have however said they are probing the murder angle and it would be premature to comment right now. Investigations are on before a relevant complaint is taken cognisance of.