The Uttar Pradesh Police in India arrested four people in the town of Amethi.
This is after an act of self-immolation by a woman and her daughter outside the Chief Minister’s office in Lucknow on Friday, as per an India Today report.
The two set themselves on fire due to claims of authority’s inaction over a property dispute, said the police.
The police arrested four persons “in the Jamo police station area of the district,” said Arpit Kapoor, a circle officer in Gaurigani.
They “were involved in a dispute” with the mother and daughter, “over the usage of a drain” he added.
A case was also registered under their names on May 9 at the Jamo police station, said Kapoor.
Furthermore, the case is under different sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The authorities also arrested Kadeer Khan, district president of a local political party, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) on Saturday night.
This is due to his connection to the case.
Mother and Daughter’s Current Situation
The mother, Safia, and her daughter, Gudia are both residents of Jamo, Uttar Pradesh.
The police did not recover any suicide note from the two women, said Amethi Superintendent Khyati Garg.
Authorities rushed the two women to the hospital after setting themselves on fire.
Moreover, the mother sustained 80% percent burns, said the doctors.
“The condition of the mother continues to be critical,” Dr. Ashutosh Kumar Dubey, a medical superintendent told PTI on Sunday.
The doctor also added that the daughter is already out of danger and is now recovering.
Some Individuals “Pre-Planned” the Mother-Daughter’s Self-immolation
The Lucknow Police released a statement on Saturday saying a group of people “pre-planned” the two women’s actions.
Khan and three others “have been booked for instigating” the women to burn themselves, said Lucktown Police Commissioner, Sujit Pandey.
Pandey also shared that they will be interrogating Khan in Lucknow.
Authorities also suspended four police officers from the Hazratgani police station due to neglect of duty.