Man sets neighbor on fire in Srinagar

Srinagar: The disturbing scenes on Sunday were witnessed in Srinagar’s Soura area wherein during SMC’s demolition drive, a man splintered petrol on his neighbor, setting him on fire.

According to KNS correspondent, the team of SMC’s demolition squad reached Soura area wherein it had received a complaint related to the construction of illegal structures.

The team accompanied by Naib Tehsildar Soura and Station House Officer (SHO), started demolishing the structures raised illegally by a local.

In the midst of drive, the accused had a brawl with his neighbor namely Sheikh Ghulam Jeelani, accusing him of registering farce complaint before the SMC.

Amid the verbal dual, the accused splintered petrol on Sheikh Ghulam Jeelani and set him on fire. Though his life was saved by a whisker, police later registered case against the accused. (KNS)