Young girl burnt to death in property dispute

A 10-year-old girl was killed in India after being set on fire in a property dispute, Malaysia Nanban reported.

Hansika Kanagaraj was staying with her aunt Mayilammal in Ambur, Tamil Nadu.

A few days ago, the family, upon returning home from work, was shocked to discover the girl’s burnt body in the kitchen next to the log fire stove.

Police initially suspected suicide but the neighbours informed them that the family had been having disputes over property in the girl’s name. Two relatives are suspected and the police have formed a task force to investigate.

> Malaysian Indian Transformation Unit (Mitra) director-general Raveendran Nair has been slammed for pulling out of a planned briefing session, Malaysia Nanban also reported.

Ipoh Barat MP M. Kulasegaran said he organised the briefing with several other MPs to find out how Mitra funds were being used to benefit B40 members of the community. The need for a briefing was raised during a meeting with Raveendran.

Kulasegaran said he had obtained approval and organised the event, but Raveendran pulled out at the last minute claiming he also needed the Prime Minister’s approval for the briefing.

● The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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