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Girl faces fire for being in love!

Angry over her relationship with his son, a man in a West Bengal village burnt a teenaged girl in the neighbourhood to death, reports here said.

india Updated: Jan 03, 2006 12:06 IST

Angry over her relationship with his son, a man in a West Bengal village burnt a teenaged girl in the neighbourhood to death, reports here said.

Local reports quoting police on Tuesday said Fayed Sheikh of Katwa's Kesia Mathpara in Burdwan district confined 15-year-old Shiuli Khatun in her room, poured kerosene on her and set her on fire Monday morning.

With her inside, he bolted a room from outside before leaving the girl in flames. The girl's brother tried to rescue her and took her to hospital but she died there.

Shiuli was having an affair with Fayed's son Ali Sheikh and the two had decided to get married despite strong opposition to the match from the boy's father.

The girl's family has also alleged the involvement of Fayed's wife and sisters in the crime.

First Published: Jan 03, 2006 12:06 IST