The Hush Post |10:47 pm | two-minute-read
A 22-year-old man was set burnt alive by his girlfriend’s family over the marriage proposal to the girl. The incident took place in Etah of Uttar Pradesh. The victim is battling for life at a local hospital. He has received 90 per cent burn injuries.
The incident took place on Wednesday afternoon. Narendra Shakya had gone to meet his girlfriend’s father to ask her hand in marriage.
Shakya was reportedly in a relationship with Rashmi and the duo wanted to get married soon. However, the girl’s parents opposed their relationship. On Wednesday, Rashmi’s father Ram Naresh called the youth, to meet him in their native Geva Asadulahpur village.
“When the victim arrived at their house, the girl’s family members tied him up. Ram Naresh along with his relative Daya Ram and Umesh poured kerosene on him and set him ablaze,’’ senior police officer Sanjay Kumar was quoted as saying. The police reached the spot after being informed by local residents.
According to a report, Rashmi’s father suspected that Shakya had eloped with his daughter as she had been missing for a few days.
While the girl’s father and relative Daya Ram have been arrested, Umesh is absconding. They have been booked under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 342 (wrongful confinement), 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the IPC, police said.