Ten-year-old girl thrown into container of hot oil, man arrested

LUCKNOW – A minor daughter of a street vender was thrown into a container of hot oil in Uttar Pradesh by two men who had an argument with her father over money, police said. One accused was arrested.

Saumya, 10, was left with severe burns when the two men Saturday threw her into the hot oil at Shivrajpur, on the outskirts of Kanpur, 100 km from here, police said.

Shivrajpur police station chief Anjani Verma said one of the assailants, Prem Shankar Tiwari, was arrested.

The two local men first ate at her father Avnish Pandey’s wayside stall. When Pandey asked them to pay for the snacks, they allegedly threw the girl into the cauldron.

The girl sustained burns to 10 per cent of her body and after treatment was sent to her home in Sakrej village, doctors said.—IANS