A 14-year-old school student in Tamil Nadu was covered with petrol and set on fire by a man just because she rejected his marriage proposal. This spine-chilling heinous crime took place on Friday in Madurai district’s Naduvakottai when the teenager was on her way back from school.
According to the girl’s family the man was a 22-year-old. Balamurugan, a spinning mill daily-wage worker, who doused her with petrol and set her on fire.
What Exactly Happened
By the time her mother who was passing by on an auto rickshaw and the driver of the vehicle managed to put out the fire from her, the girl had suffered nearly 70 percent burns covering most of the upper body.
The victim was admitted to a local hospital and is in a very critical condition. According to the victim’s elder brother, the accused, Balamurugan, who is not yet arrested, has been harassing and following the girl for quite a long time now, asking her to marry him.
He even had gone to the girl’s home with a sickle and a rope, demanding the girl to marry him. And on failing which, he threatened for suicide. On Friday, the police said Balamurugan came on a motorbike while the girl was returning from school with her friends. He threw petrol on the girl as she came closer to the spot where he was waiting. And, then set her on fire and left the spot immediately leaving behind his two-wheeler.
Such a heinous crime on a poor school girl who was an innocent child. She was unaware of what was about to come her way! Read this article on another shameful crime, Intellectually Disabled Girl Forcefully Fed Alcohol And Gangraped In Delhi.