ANDHRA PRADESH

Girl attempts suicide, suffers burns

Staff Reporter

VISAKHAPATNAM: A girl sustained severe burns in a suicide bid at Scindia junction on Tuesday.

Nandini had completed SSC and was employed as a tailor. Her parents -- Chinnam Naidu and Polamma – were daily wage labourers who provided good education to their three children. A construction worker, who was working at a building close to their house, has allegedly been teasing Nandini for the past sometime.

On Tuesday afternoon, the accused person allegedly tried to misbehave with Nandini. Her brothers confronted him and picked an argument with him. Meanwhile, Nandini went into the house, doused herself with kerosene and set afire. She was admitted to hospital with 80 per cent burns.

The Malkapuram police are investigating the case.