Girl set on fire by jilted lover in West Bengal

Belur (WB): An 18-year-old girl was today 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 local youth in her house at about 8.30 AM.

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 per cent burns, police said, adding, the youth, however, fled from the spot.

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