Girl`s father arrested on charge of setting youth on fire
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Last Updated: Monday, July 01, 2013, 08:08
Kolkata: One day after a youth was allegedly set ablaze by a 'minor' girl's family, for claiming her to be his wife, the Kolkata Police on Sunday arrested her father in the south-west parts of the city.

Rajibul Islam, who had earlier eloped with the 'minor' and lived with her till she returned back few days back, insisted the girl be allowed to meet the 21-year old who is his wife, police said.

As the family refused maintaining the girl was below 18-years, an altercation broke out again on Saturday.

Later when Rajibul was on way home on Saturday midnight, he was set ablaze after kerosene sprinkled on his body by four-five persons at Satghara by-lane in Port area, police said.

Rajibul, who suffered 25 percent burns, later named the girl's five family members, including the father of the girl as accused, police said.


First Published: Monday, July 01, 2013, 08:08

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