Children were brought charred to death: Safdarjung Hospital

Updated - November 16, 2021 04:21 pm IST

Published - October 20, 2015 02:40 pm IST - NEW DELHI

Central Government hospital, Safdarjung, has maintained that the children — one-year-old female child and a three-year-old male child — were brought dead to the hospital on Tuesday morning. The children belong to the Dalit family which was allegedly burnt alive in their home on Monday night at Faridabad.

According to the hospital the mother with 35 per cent burns is fighting for her life in the intensive care unit, while the father has sustained five per cent superficial burns on his arms and is out of danger.

“The father is in a state of shock and is being provided treatment. He has been told about his children's death and wife critical condition,” said a senior Safdarjung Hospital official.

Relatives of the family who are at the Hospital maintained that they did not want to speak to the media, however, they nodded when asked if the attack was part of the a community/caste clash. They also added that the police had informed them that some people have been arrested for the alleged crime.

It is being alleged that members of Rajput community set fire to their house.

“The fire occurred early this morning and while the parents managed to escape the children's body were brought in charred to death. There was simply nothing we could do to save the children. The women is stable but critical,” added a senior Safdarjung official.

Police registered the case under provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. A hunt has been launched for the attackers, officials said.

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