Pratapgarh (UP): A Dalit girl was
allegedly set ablaze by her boyfriend after she refused his
marriage proposal in Jethwara area of the district, police
said here on Tuesday.
Suman was set afire by Chand Babu when she was alone
at her Nagaria Ramnagar village residence yesterday. The girl
was admitted to a hospital, where she succumbed to injuries,
The girl was having an affair with Babu. The boy
yesterday asked her to marry him to which she refused.
Agitated with the refusal, Babu poured kerosene oil on Suman
and set her ablaze, they said.
A case had been lodged and efforts were being made to
arrest Babu, who was absconding after the incident.