Girl burnt alive for refusing to marry

Naawada: In a bizarre incident, a girl was burnt alive by unidentified persons after she refused to marry a man who demanded dowry at Bhadauni village in Bihar's Naawada district on Wednesday, police said.

Sources revealed that the girl had refused to marry a man following dowry demand, police said.

Unidentified persons then overpowered her, sprinkled kerosene and set her on fire, the sources said.

The injured girl was later admitted to a government hospital here where she succumbed to serious burn injuries, they said.