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14-year-old girl allegedly set on fire in Meerut, accused arrested

The Man Poured A Bottle Of Kerosene Over The Girl While She Was Sleeping On The Terrace Of Her House Wednesday Night. The Girl Suffered 80 Per Cent Burns And Was Rushed To A District Hospital.

PTI | Updated on: 31 May 2019, 10:25:06 PM
The two families had earlier slapped cases against each other after the accused's sister eloped with the girl's brother last year.

Meerut:

A 14-year-old girl is fighting for her life after being allegedly set on fire in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut by a man over a past relationship between his sister and the girl's brother, the police said.

The man poured a bottle of kerosene over the girl while she was sleeping on the terrace of her house Wednesday night. The girl suffered 80 per cent burns and was rushed to a district hospital.

The two families had earlier slapped cases against each other after the accused's sister eloped with the girl's brother last year.

The police have registered a case but are yet to make an arrest. The man came to the police station and claimed he was innocent, police officer Jitendra Kumar said.

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First Published : 31 May 2019, 10:25:06 PM