Mother-daughter duo attempts self-immolation outside UP CM Yogi Adityanath's office over 'police inaction'
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In a shocking incident from Uttar Pradesh, a woman and her daughter, hailing from Amethi, tried to commit self-immolation outside the Lok Bhawan -- the chief minister’s office -- in state’s capital Lucknow’s Hazratganj area.
Both the women, who belong to Jamo area in Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh, alleged inaction by the Amethi police in a property dispute case which they lodged against the people living in their area for allegedly beating them over the dispute.
According to a report by India Today, the mother and daughter duo sustained burn injuries and were rushed to a government hospital in Lucknow for treatment. While the daughter sustained fewer injuries, the mother suffered 80 per cent burns and her condition is critical.
"Both the women who attempted self-immolation were immediately rescued by the cops and were taken to the civil hospital for treatment," additional DCP Chiranjiv Sinha said as quoted by India Today.
In the video, the women can be seen self-immolating and running while people nearby try to douse the fire and stop the women. Shortly after the incident came to light, the Hazratganj police also rushed to the spot -- CM’s Office -- to investigate the matter further.
Meanwhile, attacking the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in the state, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav said that the SP government build the Lok Bhawan so that anyone can go there and redress their grievances to the authorities, but the BJP government in the state does not listen to the poor of the state.
लखनऊ में लोकभवन के सामने दो महिलाओं द्वारा दबंगों के खिलाफ़ कोई कार्रवाई न होने से हताश होकर आत्मदाह करने की दुःखद ख़बर आयी है।— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) July 17, 2020
सपा ने लोकभवन इसलिए बनवाया था कि वहाँ बिना भेदभाव आम जनता अपनी शिकायतों के निवारण के लिए जा सके, लेकिन इस भाजपा सरकार में गरीबों की कोई सुनवाई नहीं।
"There is news of two women attempting self-immolation outside Lok Bhavan in Lucknow due to no action against the bullies is sad. SP had built the Lok Bhavan so that the general public can go there for the redressal of their grievances without discrimination, but no one listens to the poor in this BJP government," Akhilesh Yadav said in a tweet.
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