MANDI BAHAUDDIN:- A teenage girl was allegedly set ablaze by a suspect for rejecting his marriage proposal here in Mandi Bahauddin on Friday, police officials said. In her statement to the police, the girl who is in her mid-twenties, said that following her rejection of the marriage proposal, Tassawur (the suspect) took her to his home by deception. On reaching the residence, the suspect tied her hands and legs, and then set her on fire. The neighbours immediately rushed to the site of the incident and doused the fire after hearing the desperate calls for help.–INP

The girl was shifted to Aziz Bhatti Hospital, Gujrat for immediate medical treatment. Doctors have informed that the survivor sustained 60% of the burn injuries.

The police have arrested the suspect and started further investigation after registration of a case.