Agra: School girl set ablaze by unidentified men, succumbed to injuries
Uttar Pradesh

Agra: School girl set ablaze by unidentified men, succumbed to injuries

Agency News

Lucknow/Agra, Dec 20 : Two days after a 10th standard girl was set ablaze allegedly by unidentified men in Agra, succumbed to burn injuries at the Safdarjung hospital here on Thursday.

Taking cognizance of the incident, State Women Commission Chairperson Vimla Batham sought the details of the incident from District Magistrate (DM) and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP).

She also gave directions for providing financial assistance and carrying out a stringent action against the accused.

While giving this information, member Secretary of the State Women Commission informed that Agra's SSP Amit Pathak had taken three suspects into custody for interrogation and that the family of the victim is unaware of the accused.

Ms Batham has instructed a member of the commission, Nirmala Dixit to meet the family of the victim and to give a ground report of the situation.

The student was on Tuesday waylaid by two unidentified men, who allegedly poured petrol on her and set her on fire with a lighter, they said. The girl had suffered 70 per cent burn injuries, including facial burns, and her airway was also burnt due to smoke and fumes which was creating a problem for her to breathe, police said.

Notably, the kin of the deceased has appealed for justice to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (UNI)