Jharsuguda : Brajrajnagar police on Wednesday arrested three people including a 17-year-old minor boy for allegedly involved in a fire incident took place on 11th January, in which three family members including two women and the 7-year-old child sustained severe burn injuries in Hari Om Vihar under Brajrajnagar Police station limits.

Police identified the accused as Rabindra Singh (30), younger brother of the victim Rajendra Singh, Blesson Tandy (19) a resident of ESI Chowk, Nuapada under Brajrajnagar and one 17-year-old minor boy.

Based on the complaint filed by one Ranjan Singh, Brajrajnagar police registered a case and started its investigation.

In the investigation, it was revealed that, due to a family dispute, the younger brother, Rabindra Singh along with his two associates Blesson Tandy and one minor boy had committed the crime.

Jharsuguda Superintendent of Police Bikash Ch. Dash said, “The accused Rabindra Singh, was mentally upset because of huge dept and business loss. In order to grab the parental property, the accuse Rabindra Singh along with two associates had planned to eliminate the family members. He and his associates had brought petrol in jerkins and had kept inside the room. On the day of the incident, his elder brother Rajendra Singh, including his mother Baljit Kaur (61), his widow sister Manjit Kaur (36) and his niece Ismit Kaur (7) were sleeping in one room, when the accuse Rabindra Singh along with two associates had poured petrol by the help of a pipe inside the room through the door gap and had put the fire and locked the door from outside. After hearing the cry of the family members, he could not resist himself and opened the door, when the family members had come out. Meanwhile, Rabindra Singh also pretended to help them and went along with them to Hospital for treatment. Based on the evidence and suspecting alleged involvement of any family members we interrogated the brother and came to know about the involvement of the accuse Rabindra Singh and his two associates. We have forwarded to court. ”