A young girl was burnt to death,while her boyfriend sustained burn injuries at her house at New Bizalpur area here late last night,the police said.
The deceased was identified as Shaifali,(25),a B.Com student,Superintendent of Police R S Ghuraiya told PTI.
Her relatives have alleged that her boyfriend Manish Khati who was admitted to the MY Hospital allegedly fled the ward amid controversy that he might have set her on fire,he said.
Shaifali who died due to 80 per cent burns from a kerosene stove was also rushed to the MY Hospital,he said. Her body was handed over to her parents after autopsy,he said.
“We are awaiting the parents’ statement in the case which has been lodged at Rajendra Nagar station,” he said.
Police said that according to Shaifali’s neighbours and other sources,Manish was near her house,when he heard her screaming,as she was trapped in flames from a kerosene stove. While saving her,he received burns on his limbs,the police said.
However,Shaifali’s parents had fixed her marriage elsewhere,which Manish probably did not like and this might also have motivated him to take revenge on her,the police suspect. The case is being probed,the police said.