Kerala: Spurned lover sets class 12 girl ablaze, duo succumb to injuries

Kochi: A 17-year-old girl was set ablaze by a 27-year-old man for rejecting his love proposal. In the brutal incident, the accused and the victim succumbed to injuries.

The incident occurred around 12:15 am on Wednesday (October 9) midnight. The accused Mithun reached the class 12 girl Devika's home and knocked on the door and woke Devika's family members. When the victim's father opened the door, Mithun asked him to call Devika.

As he rejected to call his daughter, Mithun went to Devika's room and poured petrol on Devika and set her ablaze. In the incident, flames engulfed Nithin too.

Devika lost her life on the spot, and Mithun was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to injuries.  

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