Girl who was set ablaze by jilted lover, dies

A 17-year-old girl, who was set ablaze by her jilted lover, succumbed to burns at a hospital in Coimbatore on Saturday.

The incident happened late on July 14 in Pathanamthitta.

The accused — Sajil (23) — allegedly poured petrol on her and set her afire after she refused to elope with him. She had suffered 80 percent burns.

Sajil was later arrested.

The girl was first admitted to Pathanamthitta General Hospital and was later referred to Kottayam Medical College. She was then taken to Coimbatore hospital in helicopter for further treatment.