Man burns alive two sons; sets wife, self ablaze
Hoshiarpur, Jan 29 (PTI) A man allegedly burnt his two minor sons to death and tried to kill his wife in the same manner before attempting suicide in Dasuya area near here, police said today.
Jaswinder Singh, a mason, had a fight with his family over dowry, and in a fit of rage he burnt alive his two sons Lovpreet (6) and Lakhwinder (5) in his house at Kallowal village last night, SHO Onkar Singh Brar said.
Later, he set himself and his 33-year-old wife Narinder Kaur ablaze. Both were rushed to civil hospital.
In her statement to the police, his wife alleged that Jaswinder used to torture her for dowry.
Reacting on the rumours that Congress may name Unique Identification Authority of India Chairman, Nandan Nilekani as its candidate for Prime Minister, JD(U) Leader Shivanand Tiwari said the move could be suicidal for the party.
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