Girl`s father arrested on charge of setting youth on fire

Rajibul Islam, who had earlier eloped with the `minor` and lived with her till she returned back few days back, insisted the girl is his wife.

Last Updated: Jul 01, 2013, 08:08 AM IST

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.

PTI