Girl sets herself ablaze in Kashmir Valley

A girl allegedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire in Anantnag district of south Kashmir.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 29, 2014, 19:33 PM IST

Srinagar: A girl allegedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire in Anantnag district of south Kashmir.

The girl, a resident of Achabal area of Anantnag, set herself on fire after sprinkling kerosene yesterday, police said on Sunday.
She was rushed to a hospital but succumbed to the burns there.

The police have registered a case and cause behind the extreme step was being ascertained.
In another incident, a girl jumped into the Jehlum river from the footbridge near her house in Sonwar area of the city on Friday, a police spokesman said.

Efforts were on to retrieve the body from the river, the spokesman said.