The Hush Post|12:00 am|1-min-read
An 18-year-old girl was allegedly set on fire by a 31-year-old man. As she refused his repeated love proposals, the man poured petrol on her and set her ablaze. The incident took place in Uttarakhand’s Pauri Garhwal region.
The accused has been identified as Manoj Singh, is married. While the girl is a student of B.Sc second year in a college located in the town. The girl sustained about 80% burn injuries and is undergoing treatment in AIIMS Rishikesh. Her condition is said to be critical. However, the accused has been arrested.
According to senior superintendent of police, Jagat Ram Joshi, “The incident took place on Sunday evening at 8pm when the girl was on her way back home from college in her two-wheeler. The accused, stopped her. He expressed his love to which the girl refused straightaway saying she did not want to talk to him. Furious at her reply, Singh poured petrol on her from a can that he was carrying, set her on fire and fled,”.
It seems that he committed the terrible act as per planning, Joshi further added.
“At the hospital, the victim told police that Singh had been stalking her over the last few days and wanted to talk to her, which she refused repeatedly. Singh is married but does not have any child. Both of them lived in two separate villages at a distance of about 150-200 m. The accused was arrested from his village,” Joshi said.
A case has been registered against the accused for molestation and attempt to murder.