Delhi woman set on fire for rejecting marriage proposal by neighbour

A 25-year-old woman was set on fire allegedly by her neighbour in northwest Delhi’s Mukundpur on Saturday after she turned down his marriage proposal and accused him of harassment. The
The woman, who suffered 70% burns, is admitted to LNJP Hospital in central Delhi. Her condition is critical .(HT Photo)
The woman, who suffered 70% burns, is admitted to LNJP Hospital in central Delhi. Her condition is critical .(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 29, 2016 01:40 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

A 25-year-old woman was set on fire allegedly by her neighbour in northwest Delhi’s Mukundpur on Saturday after she turned down his marriage proposal and accused him of harassment. The family of the accused also allegedly assaulted the woman’s mother, brother and his friend in their house, police said.

The woman, who suffered 70% burns, was admitted to Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital by her family members. Since her condition was critical, doctors referred her to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital in central Delhi. Her condition is stated to be critical, said a police officer.

Delhi Police has arrested the neighbour, Abhishek, his brother Karan and their uncle, Vijay. A case under sections 323 (hurt), 307 (attempt to murder), 452 (house trespass) and 34 (common intention) of IPC was registered against them at the Bhalswa Dairy police station.

Read: Jilted lover kills woman in Neb Sarai, three arrested

The FIR, the officer said, was registered on a complaint filed by the woman’s brother, who works in a private company. In the complaint, he said that on Saturday evening, his sister received a message from Abhishek on her mobile phone asking her to meet him at 11 pm. In the message, Abhishek threatened to kill her if she failed to meet him.

“The woman showed the message to his brother who then met Abhishek and rebuked him for threatening his sister. Abhishek apologized and assured him that he would not harass her again,” said the officer, quoting the brother’s statement.

The brother left for a nearby market later. Around 8.15 pm, he returned home and found Abhishek’s uncle, Vijay, arguing with his mother and verbally abusing her. When he protested, Vijay pushed his mother due to which she fell on the stairs. Vijay called Abhishek, Karan, and others and they allegedly attacked the brother and his friend Pawan with blunt objects.

Read: Jilted lover arrested for stabbing girlfriend to death in Mumbai

“During the melee, Abhishek and Vijay went to the woman’s room on the first floor and overpowered her. They poured kerosene on her body and then set her on fire. The two then fled the house,” the officer said. Hearing her scream, other neighbours came and doused the fire and rushed her to the hospital.

Investigators have learnt that Abhishek allegedly was in a relationship with the woman. However, her family members had disapproved it and had asked her not to meet him. The woman had also started avoiding Abhishek, though he often tried to convince her to continue their relationship and marry him, police added. Further probe into the matter is on.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • The searches started a little before 7 am and Lalu’s wife Rabri Devi, his legislator son Tej Pratap and daughter Misa Bharti were present when the CBI team arrived at the 10, Circular Road residence of Rabri Devi. (Santosh Kumar/HT photo)

    CBI searches Lalu Prasad’s residences in Patna, Gopalganj

    The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a fresh case against Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad in connection with a land-for-job scam and on Friday conducted searches at 17 locations associated with the former Bihar chief ministedr and his daughter Misa Bharti. Daughter Misa Bharti later left for New Delhi. Lalu's youngest son and leader of opposition Tejashwi Yadav is currently in London.

  • Professor Nilofar Khan, who has 30 years of teaching experience, is likely to take over as the vice-chancellor of Kashmir University on Saturday. (ANI)

    Prof Nilofar Khan appointed as first woman V-C of Kashmir University

    Professor Nilofar Khan, who has 30 years of teaching experience, has been appointed as the first woman vice-chancellor of the University of Kashmir, officials said on Thursday. The order of appointment was issued by Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha in his capacity of being the chancellor of the university. She will be replacing Professor Talat Ahmad, who completed his second tenure as the V-C of the university which began in August 2018.

  • To tackle the threat posed by UAVs, the security agencies will deploy anti-drone teams along the routes and base camps in Jammu. (HT file photo)

    Amarnath Yatra going to be litmus test for J&K govt

    Given the spike in terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and threats issued by various terror outfits, the upcoming annual Amarnath Yatra starting June 30 to the cave shrine at 13,000ft in south Kashmir is going to be a litmus test for the government. One of the most revered Hindu pilgrimages in India, the yatra is resuming after two years.

  • Jammu divisional commissioner Ramesh Kumar hands over the appointment letter and ex gratia amount to a family member of slain government employee Rahul Bhat in Jammu. (HT Photo)

    J&K: Rahul Bhat’s wife gets appointment letter, 5-lakh ex gratia

    Jammu divisional commissioner Ramesh Kumar along with additional director general of police, Jammu, Mukesh Singh, handed over an appointment letter and ex gratia to the family of Rahul Bhat, a migrant Kashmiri Pandit government employee who was gunned down in the Valley recently. A financial assistance of 5 lakh was also handed over to the family. Jammu deputy commissioner Avny Lavasa had also accompanied Kumar.

  • JKLF chief Yasin Malik was convicted by a Delhi court in a terror funding case on Thursday. (PTI file photo)

    Yasin Malik’s conviction: Wheels of justice finally started rolling, says late IAF officer’s wife

    Following the conviction of banned JKLF chief Yasin Malik by a Delhi court in a terror funding case on Thursday, wife of late Squadron Leader Ravi Khanna, Shalini Khanna, said she was confident of getting justice for Yasin Malik. “Bad deeds lead to bad outcomes,” said the 70-year-old, while demanding Malik be sent to the gallows. Squadron leader Khanna was shot 27 times with an AK assault rifle.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Friday, May 20, 2022