Gujrat: Girl burnt to death over marriage refusal

10:06 AM | 19 Apr, 2017
Gujrat: Girl burnt to death over marriage refusal

GUJRAT - In a tragic turn of events, a 22-year-old girl was allegedly burnt to death on Tuesday by her family in Gujrat after she refused to marry within the community.

According to police, Maria was a resident of Sok Kalan area, and had defied her family's wish to tie the knot with a boy of the same community.

At this, the girl 's maternal grandfather, uncle, mother and brother allegedly doused her with petrol and set her on fire. She was shifted to a nearby hospital in a precarious condition, and doctors said 80 per cent of her body was burnt.

The girl , shortly before breathing her last, recorded her statement to police, accusing her grandfather and other members of the family of burning her alive.

Police have arrested the suspects and lodged a case against them under the Anti-Terrorism Act.