16-year-old girl suffers burn injuries after uncle throws petrol on her in Punjab

Feb 08, 2018, 21:40 IST | PTI

A minor girl suffered serious burn injuries after her uncle allegedly poured petrol on her while she was preparing tea on the gas stove, police said

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Kapurthala: A minor girl suffered serious burn injuries after her uncle allegedly poured petrol on her while she was preparing tea on the gas stove, police said.

The incident occurred today after a verbal spat between the victim's mother and her Greece-based NRI uncle over money, said SSP Sandeep Sharma. The accused, identified as Haridass, allegedly poured petrol on the victim and her mother, the SSP said.

The 16-year-old girl caught fire as she was standing close to the gas stove. However, her mother had a miraculous escape, Sharma said. The girl was rushed to a local hospital, he said.

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