Kanpur: A 16-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire after being harassed by a relative, in Kalyanpur district, police said on Saturday.
The victim, a Class IX student, was allegedly being harassed by Guddu, a resident of the same area and a distant relative of the girl.
On Friday, the youth harassed the girl while she was on her way back home from college. After she reached home, she reportedly locked herself in one of the rooms of her house, poured kerosene and set herself ablaze, police said.
The girl`s parents were not at home when the incident occurred, but on coming back they found burning smell emanating from the girl`s room and when the door was broken the girl was found severely injured.
She was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment where she succumbed to her injuries.
Station officer Kalyanpur Anand Mishra said, "A case against the accused has been registered by the victim`s father and raids are being conducted to arrest him while the body has been sent for postmortem."