In his dying declaration, victim Dinesh Singh Bisht told his family that two boys whom he didn’t know came to him, poured kerosene and set him ablaze
The Hush Post: In a gruesome incident, a class 10 student was burnt alive in Uttarakhand’s Ranikhet while he was taking a morning walk.
In his dying declaration, victim Dinesh Singh Bisht reportedly told his family that two boys whom he didn’t know came to him, poured kerosene and set him ablaze. The shocking incident took place on Thursday where a teenager school student was burnt alive in the middle of the road in Ranikhet, a report said.
The victim was a student of a reputed school in the area and had gone for taking a morning walk. The local residents found Bisht around 200 metres away from his home and had severe burn injuries. The area residents recognised Bisht and informed his family about the incident. Bisht was then rushed to a Ranikhet hospital from where and the doctors referred him to a Haldwani hospital where he succumbed to the injuries, the report said.
Before his death, the victim told his family that two boys whom he didn’t know came to him, poured kerosene and set him ablaze, Hindustan Times reported. The cops have started investigating the case and said that nothing is clear as of now as there are no eyewitnesses of the incident, it was reported.
“It is not clear yet who those persons were as there are no eyewitnesses to the incident that took place Thursday morning. We have launched investigations into the matter,” Hindustan Times quoted Narayan Singh, in charge of the Ranikhet Kotwali police station.
The police have also taken the statements of Tara Bisht, the victim’s father, and his teachers. “His father, who is a local shopkeeper, said the boy told him that two boys poured kerosene over him and set him on fire with a lighter. The father said his son was a gentle boy and had no enmity with anybody,” Almora DSP Veer Singh was quoted as saying in the report.
While victim’s father reportedly said that the boy had no issues with anyone, the police suspect there could be a rivalry or enmity involved. Meanwhile, suicide has been ruled out as Dinesh’s teachers said that they don’t believe that the boy would take his own life.
“We are investigating the matter. There must be something, some enmity or rivalry, which has led to this horrific incident,” the police said.
In a similar incident, in December 2017, Rakesh Kanwal, another class 10 student was killed in a similar manner. Before dying, the 15-year-old had said that four masked men had entered the school premises, poured kerosene and set him on fire, the report said.