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Jilted lover burns girl to death in Pakistan

An 18-year-old Pakistani girl was burnt to death after being doused with kerosene by her jilted lover for refusing his marriage proposal.

The girl was set on fire in Naushahro Feroze district of Sindh province on Monday by Sajid Qureshi, a cloth merchant, after his marriage proposal was refused more than once by the girl’s mother and brother.

Sajid, who was reportedly drunk, broke into the girl’s house and tried to assault her. The girl resisted and started screaming for help. The accused then threw kerosene on her, set her on fire and fled, police said.

The girl was rushed to the Taluka hospital, where the doctors said that 60 to 65 per cent of her body was burnt.

The victim was later shifted to a hospital in Karachi but succumbed to her injuries, Samma TV reported.

Police, on the complaint of the girl’s brother, lodged an FIR against Sajid and arrested him.

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