Thane: Two girls were allegedly burnt alive by their father and died while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Maharashtra’s Thane district on Monday. Sameera Shantaram Patil (14) and her sister Samiksha (11) suffered 91 per cent burns in a fire at their house in Bopar area of Dombivili town on Saturday morning. Their mother Preeti (35) died of burn wounds on Sunday.Also Read – Maharashtra: Double Tragedy Strikes Family As Man Dies During Garba, Father Dies On Hearing News
The police have registered a case under section 302 (murder) and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code against the accused Prasad Shantaram Patil (40), who was injured in the incident, as per police officials. Also Read – Schoolbus With Children Onboard Rolls Down Slope And Turns Turtle In Maharashtra’s Ambernath | Watch Video
According to fire officials, the blaze had erupted at 5:30 am on Saturday, but they were informed about it around 8:30 am, i.e. after a delay of three hours. “A probe has revealed that the accused was having an affair with another woman and was harassing his wife and daughters,” said a police official. Also Read – Maharashtra CM Makes Big Announcement For Job Seekers! Says 75,000 People To Get Employment Soon
“He hatched a conspiracy and attempted to burn his wife and daughters alive and sustained injuries in the process,” the official added.