Bhubaneswar: In a barbaric incident, a minor boy and a girl were injured severely as a youth tried to burn them to death alive while they were sleeping in their house in a village in Kalahandi district this morning.
According to information, the inhuman incident has occurred in Duarsani village under Bhawanipatan police limits. A youth reported came and poured petrol into the room though the window and threw a lit matchbox stick into the room. Four children were sleeping in the room then and two of them, a minor boy and a girl, received burn injuries. The boy Chandan Nayak has been shifted to the Kalahandi district headquarters hospital at Bhawanipatna as his condition deteriorated.
While exact reason behind the incident was yet to be ascertained, police have started investigation into the incident.