A 15-year old girl from Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr wrote a letter in her blood to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, demanding justice for her mother who was burned alive by her in-laws on June 14. Latika in her letter claimed that her mother was burnt alive in front of them on June 14 because their mother was not able to give birth to a boy.
The Times of India reported that Anu Bansal was burnt alive allegedly by her in-laws on June 14 while her two daughters, Latika and 11-year-old Tanya watched. The report said Latika tried to reach the police but no one responded. No ambulance arrived. She had to finally call her uncle who rushed Anu Bansal had suffered 95% burns on her body, she could not survive.
Latika alleged that Bulandshahr police had not arrested any other accused named in the FIR, barring their father Manoj Bansal. The girl had also said that she had been receiving death threats.
After failing to get justice from the police, Latika shot off a letter in blood to Akhilesh Yadav seeking justice for her mother.
The Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav ordered the Bulandshahr SSP and other senior officials to visit Latika and Tanya`s house and get a first hand account of the whole case. Thereafter, he invited them to his official residence.
The ASP of Bulandshahr city Ram Mohan Singh said that the husband, Manoj Bansal was arrested soon after the complaint was made. Bansal claimed that he even suffered 32 percent burns while trying to save his wife.