The Uttarakhand girl, who was set on fire by a man for resisting his advances, died during treatment at a New Delhi hospital on Sunday. The victim was rushed to New Delhi for advanced medical care in a critical condition as she suffered over 70 per cent burns.
After receiving treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Rishikesh, the victim was sent to Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi.
It is reported that the man who set the girl on fire was a jilted lover who made an attempt to kill the college-going girl by in district Pauri last week. The girl was returning from her college when the accused chased her and stopped her at an isolated place. The man began making advances towards her and when the girl refused, he sprinkled petrol on her and set her on fire.
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has expressed heartfelt condolences over her death. He prayed for the peace of the departed soul and wished that almighty provide strength to the family members of the deceased in this hour of grief.
Describing the incident as tragic, the Chief Minister said that all efforts were made to save the girl student. On the advice of doctors, she was shifted to Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi, for better treatment. Unfortunately, the girl could not be saved even after all the efforts. It is very sad for us. The Chief Minister said that the government is very strict about cases of violence against women. Police officers have been instructed to take strict action against the anti-social elements involved in such incidents and ensure that they get most severe punishment.