Aggrieved at refusal of proposal, boy pours fuel on girl and sets her on fire

A gruesome crime followed by the arrest of an accused.

Kerala police have gone ahead and arrested an 18-year-old boy allegedly pouring petrol on a girl and setting her on blaze.

The accused has been identified as Ajin Reji Mathew, who as per police was angry after his proposal was rejected by the 18-year-old girl victim.

The girl victim was a radiology student, police said.

The incident has been reported in Pathanamthitta district’s Thiruvalla town.

The two were walking together when the boy suddenly opened a bottle of petrol, poured it on her and set her on fire, according to eyewitnesses.

The accused has been charged under section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code.

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