Bareilly: A 30 year-old woman was charred to death after a man allegedly set her on fire when she objected to his advances in Pilibhit district, police said on Wednesday.
Anita had on Monday night complained to police on phone that a person named Pramod had made advances towards her and the police asked her to come to the police station the next day.
Pramod again made an attempt to talk to Anita yesterday and when faced with opposition he poured kerosene on Anita, a resident of Hariyapur village, and set her on fire before escaping from the spot, police said.
The victim died while she was being transferred to a hospital in Bareilly for treatment, they said.
SP Amit Verma has suspended SI in-charge, Ali Ahmed Ansari for laxity, they added.