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In a horrific incident, 19-year-old girl set ablaze for rejecting marriage proposal in Jharkhand’s Dumka; Accused arrested

Another daughter of Dumka was killed by pouring petrol. The victim admitted to Ranchi RIMS from Dumka in critical condition could not be saved. Police have arrested the accused. The family members of the victim have demanded that the accused be hanged.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

Ranchi: Everyone is shocked by the incident of burning another girl by hurling petrol within 40 days in Dumka district of Jharkhand. The victim of the accident was brought from Dumka to RIMS in Ranchi, where a team of well-prepared doctors started the operation, but the girl who had suffered more than 90 percent burns could not be saved. The Jharkhand Police on Friday arrested a person for setting ablaze a girl after she refused to marry him.

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The relatives who reached RIMS Ranchi with the victim have demanded the death penalty for the accused. The victim’s mother told reporters in Ranchi that in order to bring her from an ambulance to Dumka, her daughter informed that 4 days ago the accused had threatened her after reaching the sewing training center at Vasukinath.

The accused said that if she does not marry him, she will be killed in the same way as the girl was killed by setting fire to Dumka on August 23. The family members said that if the accused of that incident had been punished by now, then today his daughter would have survived.

The victim’s family is very poor and she was studying in her maternal grandmother’s house. The victim’s mother told that the incident took place at around 1 pm on Thursday night, she was in her village. On getting information about the incident, he reached and was immediately admitted to the hospital. Later he was referred from Dumka to Ranchi. She told that she was sleeping with her grandmother at the time of the incident.

Jama MLA Sita Soren also reached RIMS after getting information about the victim being brought to Ranchi. He met the family members of the victim and assured them of consolation and all possible cooperation. At the same time, on the information of the victim being brought to Ranchi, a team was already ready at RIMS, by the time she reached Ranchi, the victim had become completely inactive. The doctors declared him brought dead shortly after he was taken to the operation theatre. Now the preparations for the post-mortem are being done.

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