Today in New Delhi, India
Sep 20, 2018-Thursday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Girl set on fire by stalker in Uttar Pradesh, dies

A 16-year-old girl died on Monday in Alampur, Bhadohi district, after being set on fire by an alleged stalker.

india Updated: Jul 31, 2018 00:22 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Varanasi
Crime,Uttar Pradesh,Crime against woman
FILE - In this April 16, 2018 file photo, women hold candles and placards during a protest against two recently reported rape cases, in Ahmadabad, India.(AP)

A 16-year-old girl died on Monday in Alampur, Bhadohi district, after being set on fire by an alleged stalker.

On Sunday evening, a man identified by the girl’s father as 18-year-old Mohammad Zahid barged into the girl’s house, poured kerosene on her and set her aflame.

The girl’s family was able to douse the fire, but by then, she had already suffered severe burns.

Navin Kumar Tiwari of Kotwali police station said: “The girl was a student of Class 10. According to the girl’s father, Zahid used to harass his daughter. Upset over this, she informed her family about it.”

The girl was taken to the government hospital in Bhadohi from where she was referred to the divisional hospital in Varanasi.

A senior medical officer in the burn unit of the divisional hospital said the girl sustained over 70% burns.

She died during treatment on Monday.

“A case has been registered against Zahid under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapon or means), and 452 (house trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on the complaint of the girl’s father,” the Alampur station officer said.

Police said on Monday that the FIR would be suitably modified in view of the girl’s death and added that teams have been deployed to arrest Zahid.

First Published: Jul 31, 2018 00:22 IST