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19-year-old burned by loan sharks in Gujarat, dies | India News


RAJKOT: The loan sharks set a 19-year-old borrower on fire in the town of Palitana, in the Bhavnagar district, on Friday night. The victim, Mehboobsha Pathan, who suffered more than 60% burns, succumbed during treatment at Sir T Hospital in Bhavnagar.
The accused duo, Lala Kotila and Mahipat Kotila, have been registered under section 307 (attempted murder) of the IPC and various other sections of the Money Laundering Act. They will now be booked for murder as Pathan succumbed to burns, police said.
Speaking to the media, the inspector of the Palitana City Police Station, NM Chaudhri, said: “It is clear that the victim had brought gasoline himself. We are investigating whether the defendant set fire to him or set himself on fire. We are checking CCTV cameras and recording witness statements. We have also detained one of the accused and we are questioning him ”.

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