Two children of a Dalit family were burned alive and their parents suffered burn injuries after some people from an upper caste set their house on fire while they were sleeping in Sonped village on the outskirts of Delhi. They had threatened him that they will finish his family.
The boy was just two-and-a-half years old and his sister was 11 months old. Their parents have been referred for treatment.
The father Jitender said he smelt the petrol and tried to awaken his wife but by then the fire had started.
The incident has led to tension in the area and security has been tightened in the village as police investigate.
Two people have been arrested in connection with the case as investigations continue.