A 16-year-old girl, who was set on fire by a 23-year old youth on May 25 for refusing to marry him, succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday night. According to police sources, the girl from Azhikkal near Colachel was studying Class 10 at a school near Muttom. She fell in love with Everest from Muttom. A year ago, families of the two came to know about the love affair and reprimanded them. The girl’s parents stopped her from sending to school. Meanwhile, when she was alone, Everest came to her house and asked her to marry her.
When she refused, he poured kerosene on her and set her ablaze. The girl, who sustained 90 per cent burn injuries, succumbed in a private hospital on Wednesday night. The police had already arrested Everest and are investigating.
A 13-year old boy was electrocuted when he tried to catch a chameleon by climbing on an electric pole on Wednesday. Ayyappan alias Chandru (13) of Indira Colony at Aralvoimozhi climbed an electric pole to catch the chameleon.
While catching it, his head came in touch with a high-voltage power line.