Youth set on fire by lover's family

Sep 03, 2012, 10:30 IST | Agencies

An 18-year-old youth in Uttar Pradesh was allegedly burnt to death his lover's family members.

In a case of honour killing, a youth was charred to death after family members of the girl he loved allegedly set him afire in Indira Nagar locality.


18-year-old Govind was set on fire when he reached the girl's house on the invitation of her family members on Saturday, police said.

He was rushed to a hospital with 90 per cent burn injuries where he died during treatment Sunday.

Sunil Kumar, brother of the victim, has lodged an FIR accusing the girl and her family members of killing Govind. 

However, the family members of the girl have denied the allegation claiming that Govind committed suicide.

The police is probing the matter. 

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