14-year-old burned to death, 3 booked

Sambhal: A 14-year-old boy died after three brothers allegedly sprinkled kerosene on him and set him afire, police said today.

A case has been registered on the basis of a complaint filed by the boy’s family members, they said.

Circle officer Gunnaur Sudesh Kumar said the incident happened at Dabtara village last evening.

“Ram Prasad in his complaint has alleged that his grandson Yogendra had gone to a temple to offer prayers. There three youngsters (brothers) Chhotu, Sugarpal and Dharampal allegedly sprinkled kerosene on him, and set him afire. Yogendra was taken to Aligarh for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries,” Kumar said.

The body has been sent for post-mortem examination.