UP Crime: Minor set ablaze by jilted lover, dies in Lucknow hospital

Updated: Aug 23, 2019, 12:28 IST | mid-day online correspondent

The lover had tried to abduct the 17-year-old girl, but the police did not take it seriously, alleged her parents

UP Crime: Minor set ablaze by jilted lover, dies in Lucknow hospital
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A 17-year old girl, who was set ablaze by her jilted lover in Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh, succumbed to her burn injuries at the Civil Hospital in Lucknow, police said on Friday.

The girl, Sandhya, was admitted to the Lucknow hospital with 75 per cent burns and she died on Thursday night. The accused, Golu, 22, has been arrested, reported IANS. The incident took place on Wednesday, when Golu reportedly barged into Sandhya's house in Hajipur village while her parents were away, poured kerosene on her and set her ablaze.

Sandhya's younger sister, who was in another room, rushed on hearing her cries and tried to douse the flames. Her father Ramesh later informed the police. In her dying declaration, Sandhya said that she had complained to the police about Golu stalking her, but they did not take any action on her complaint.

She told reporters in a hospital in Lucknow that she was watching TV when Golu came, poured kerosene on her and set her ablaze. She said her parents had also complained to the police on Tuesday, when Golu had tried to abduct her, but cops did not take it seriously.

Police have lodged a case and ADG (Lucknow Zone) has ordered an investigation into the incident and the sequence of events. "On the basis of Sandhya's statement, a case of attempt to murder, trespassing, causing injury by weapons and voluntarily causing hurt was registered against Golu of the same village," Kotwali Station House Officer Amber Singh told IANS.

With inputs from IANS

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