Sunday, May 1, 2011

Seven people burned alive in Indian state of Orissa

New Delhi .- A mob burned alive seven people who were burned to death in Orissa state in eastern India, reported local news agency AINS. The incident took place last night in the town of Bagadaga, where the crowd, enraged, doused with diesel and set fire to the shelter where the victims were sleeping, including a woman.

According to police sources quoted by the agency, the victims worked in a quarry near the village, whose inhabitants had sought compensation, which was denied, "to compensate for the pollution they cause such exploitation. Orissa is one of the states with the highest number of tribal groups, which are among the most backward communities in the country.

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