17-yr-old girl allegedly set ablaze by jilted lover

17-yr-old girl allegedly set ablaze by jilted lover

A 17-year-old girl died after suffering burn injuries with her family alleging that she was set afire by a jilted lover at Achalganj police station area.

However, Superintendent of Police Harish Kumar said preliminary investigation suggest that it could be a case of suicide as the girl was in a relationship with the man and was unhappy as his marriage had been fixed somewhere else.

The girl identified as Neha was set ablaze by Vikas, a resident of the same village. He allegedly barged into her house and put vermillion on her forehead before pouring kerosene, the family said in a complaint.

The girl was rushed to a hospital by villagers where doctors pronounced her dead, the police said.

A case was lodged on the complaint of the father of the deceased and investigation on, the police said.