GUJRAT: A 22-year-old girl was allegedly burnt to death by her family in Gujrat for refusing to marry within the community, police said. According to police, Maria, a resident of Sok Kalan area, refused to marry within community in opposition to her family’s wish. At this, the girl’s maternal grandfather, uncle, mother and brother allegedly doused her with petrol and burnt her alive.
She was shifted to a hospital in precarious condition where doctors said 80 percent of her body was burnt. The girl shortly before dying recorded statement to police accusing her grandfather and other members of the family of burning her. Police have arrested the suspects and registered a case against them under the anti-terrorism act.