Bhadohi (UP): A 17-year-old girl was set ablaze allegedly by a jilted lover in the Alamnagar area here, police said today.
17-yr-old girl set ablaze by jilted lover in UP
The incident occurred yesterday under the City Kotwali police station area here, they added.
The victim gave the accused a chase in an attempt to catch him but lost unconscious as the flames engulfed her, he said.
She was rushed to a local hospital from where she was referred to hospital in Varanasi, Pandey said, adding that she suffered 80 per cent burns.
The accused often teased the girl, he said.
A case has been lodged and efforts are on to nab Ansari, who is on the run, the CO added.