Scolded by father, girl sets herself on fire in TN

Last Updated: Friday, March 2, 2012 - 16:40

Sivakasi: A 13-year-old girl set herself
on fire reportedly after her father scolded her for poor marks
in an exam conducted by her school, police said
on Friday.

The girl, studying in the eight standred in an aided school at Villampatti, went to the terrace and doused herself
with kerosene before setting herself on fire.

Her father, who tried to rescue her, suffered burns
on his hand.

The girl has been admitted to the government hospital
here with 80 per cent burns.


First Published: Friday, March 2, 2012 - 16:40

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