New Delhi: Two children of a Dalit family were burnt alive when a mob allegedly set fire to their home in Faridabad today morning.
Police said that mob poured petrol on and set on fire a Dalit family of four in Sumped village.
The children, two-and-a-half-year-old Vaibhav and nine-month-old charred to death while their parents Jitender and Rekha are fighting for their lives at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi.
The preliminary enquiry by police suggested that a piece of property was the cause of incident.
A case has been registered under provisions of the IPC and the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, police said, adding that a hunt has been launched to nab the attackers.
Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 20 lakh to the next of the kin of the deceased kids.