A 19-year-old girl was burnt alive by her lovers father at Karahkol village in Deoria district on Thursday. The incident occurred after the girls mother raised objections when the panchayat turned down her request to let her daughter marry the boy. The girls mother was allegedly beaten up by the village pradhan,members of the panchayat and the boys father.
The girl,who suffered over 85 per cent burns,died on the way to the hospital.
DSP Umesh Kumar Srivastava said a case of murder has been registered against the boys father and others. One of the named accused,Kapil,has been arrested,he added.