Shopkeeper Set On Fire In Firozabad, Sustains 100 Per Cent Burns

FIROZABAD || A shopkeeper in Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh was set ablaze by an assailant when he was sitting at his shop. Police said a goldsmith Rakesh Kumar Verma, was sitting on his shop in the Krishna Pada area when two persons came and threw something on him because of which he was engulfed in fire.

The 40-year-old ran out to save himself on fire and the whole incident was caught on CCTV cameras. The victim has sustained 40 per cent burn injuries and has been referred to Agra trauma centre.

Based on eye witness accounts, police has identified Robin Verma and that the victim was his cousin. There was some family dispute which apparently led to the incident.

The assailants are still at large and the police are trying to arrest them.

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