Man sets house afire over brother getting govt. job
Angry over his younger brother securing a government job on compassionate grounds, a 30-year-old man allegedly set two rooms of their house on fire, killing four members of the family and injuring four others in West Bengal’s Malda district, police said on Monday. Accused Makhan Mondal allegedly poured petrol in the hut on Sunday night. His younger brother Gobinda, elder brother Bikash, and Gobinda’s two minor daughters were charred to death, the police said. Bikash’s wife, son and daughter, and Gobinda’s wife were admitted to a hospital in a serious condition, the police said. Their mother escaped unhurt, they said. Their father Gedu Mondal had died before retirement and Gobinda got the job, leaving Makhan angry, said the police.