Police said the accused’s father Kanchhedi Lal, who was upset with his son’s arrest, reached the girl’s house on Saturday, poured kerosene on her and set her afire. She was first rushed to the local government hospital and later referred to Hamidia Hospital in Bhopal.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Shashikant Shukla said a case of attempt to murder has been registered against accused’s father Kanchhedi Lal.
Additional SP Mukesh Vaish said investigation was on. All other accused would be arrested too.