In a dreadful incident, a youth suffered injuries after he was allegedly set ablaze by unidentified men after he raised objections on taunts aimed towards his female friend in outer Delhi’s Bawana, the police said on Saturday.
However, the police found some contradictions in the statements of the girl and the victim and the possibility of self-immolation is being kept in consideration.
The 19-year-old youth has been admitted to the GB hospital with burn injuries and the authorities reported the incident to the police on November 23.
According to the victim, when he was walking with his female friend, who is a minor, on Kanjhawla Road, three persons came on a motorcycle and allegedly taunted the girl, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini) Rishi Pal said.
On raising objection, the accused allegedly poured inflammable liquid on him and set him blaze, the officer said.
The families of the girl and the victim have been staying on different floors of the same house in Nangloi for five years, the police added.
Both the families, in their statements to the police, said that they were aware about their friendship.
Around 50 letters, many of which written in blood, were found from the bags of the duo. The contents of the letters were found bizarre and some had mention of something he wanted to do to prove his love for the girl, the officer said.
(With PTI inputs)