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Kerala teen set on fire for refusing marriage offer: Police

Kerala teen set on fire for refusing marriage offer: Police

Mangalore Today News Network

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 10, 2019: A 17-year-old girl in Kerala died after she was set on fire allegedly by a known person who wanted to marry her, police said today. The accused also suffered burn injuries and died on the way to hospital.

Midhun, who is in his late twenties, had repeatedly insisted on marrying the teen, but her family refused, saying she was underage, NDTV reported.



But he refused to give up and kept pressing the family, forcing them to go to the police. Midhun then assured the police that he would not chase the girl anymore.

Early this morning, Midhun reached the girl’s house but was stopped by her father. When the teen came out of the house, he allegedly poured some inflammable substance on her and set her on fire. The girl’s father was also burnt as he tried to save her.

Both the girl and Midhun were taken to the Ernakulam Medical College, where they were declared dead.

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Bobby Wadia, manglore Thu, October-10-2019, 1:15
Some guys ruin the girls life unnecessarily. Everyone have their own way of thinking nobody has the right to boss over... Pity the girl
Shwetha Rao, bengaluru Thu, October-10-2019, 12:10
How sad? We do not have any right to force others in their decisions. Foolish guy.
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