18-year-old girl set on fire in Howrah

  • PTI, Belur (WB)
  • Updated: Dec 08, 2014 13:25 IST

An 18-year-old girl was on Monday set on fire allegedly by a jilted lover here in Howrah district, police officials said.

The girl was doused with kerosene before a burning match-stick was thrown on her, allegedly by a youth in her house at about 8:30am.

Hearing the girl's scream, locals rushed inside the house and took her to a nearby hospital.

The class XII student has suffered about 25% burns, police said, adding, the youth, however, fled from the spot.

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