New Delhi: A minor girl, who was set ablaze by her lover in Bihar’s Bettiah district on Tuesday, died on her way to Patna for treatment. The victim was admitted at a hospital in Narkatiyaganj area in Bettiah. She was referred to the state capital for further medical treatment. She had suffered 80 per cent burn injury.
The minor was one-month pregnant with her lover’s child, who allegedly sexually assaulted her on the pretext of marriage. According to the police, the accused had promised to marry the girl but after learning about her pregnancy, he backed out and then, along with his friends, planned an attack on her.
On Tuesday, when the girl was alone at her home, the accused and his friends barged in and set her ablaze by pouring kerosene on her.