NEW DELHI: Two sisters sustained burns injuries at Sultanpuri here on Friday after their relatives allegedly set them afire suspecting them of practising witchcraft.

According to the police, Shanti (45) and Kamla (42), were set ablaze by Pummy, son of Shanti’s brother-in-law Bahadur Singh, and his brothers in the evening. Pummy suspected them of practising witchcraft and having killed his wife using evil magic. Pummy has been arrested, while his brothers Raju, Suresh and Pinto are absconding.

Kamla and Shanti have been admitted to hospital with 70 per cent and 20 per cent burns respectively.

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