'Kanpur Dehat Incident Tells Us That We No Longer Live in a Democracy'

Two women were killed in the fire that broke out when the local administration tried to clear alleged encroachments in the area.

A heartbreaking incident of the death of a mother and her daughter in a massive fire that broke out at their house emerged from Kanpur Dehat, Uttar Pradesh, on Monday, February 13.

According to the officials, the tragedy occurred during the clearance of alleged encroachments. In fact, police and other officials from the local administration were present at the scene when the incident took place. The victims have been identified as Pramila (44) and Neha (21).

The Wire‘s Yaqut Ali presents a detailed report on the incident.