Girl dies after being set on fire by neighbour in Uttar Pradesh's Balrampur

Girl dies after being set on fire by neighbour in Uttar Pradesh's Balrampur

EC Nwes Desk

Balrampur (UP), January 11, 2020: A girl died after being set ablaze following a clash between two families in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Balrampur district, police said.

The 12-year-old girl died on Friday after the two families came to blows over suspicion of stone pelting, Balrampur Superintendent of Police Dev Ranjan Verma said.

In a fit of rage, Ramu poured kerosene and set fire to neighbour Vishram Chaurasia's daughter leading to her death, the officer said.

A case of murder has been registered after Chaurasia lodged a complaint, he said.

Two teams have been constituted to arrest the culprit who fled the village along with his family soon after the incident, the SP said, adding that additional personnel have been deployed in the village as a precautionary measure.

(PTI)