Girl who sets herself afire after tiff with brother dies

  • PTI, Srinagar
  • Updated: Jun 07, 2014 20:45 IST

A 22-year-old girl, who had allegedly set herself ablaze after a tiff with her brother, succumbed to burn injuries in a hospital here after battling for life for three days, police said today.

The girl, a resident of Abiguzar area in the heart of the city, had set herself afire at her home on Wednesday, a police spokesman said.

She was shifted to SMHS hospital with 85 per cent burn injuries and died last evening, he said.

Police had registered a case and investigations were on, the spokesman said, adding the body of the girl had been handed over to family for last rites.

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