Kottayam: In a harrowing incident, a 17-year-old girl was set ablaze by her jilted lover on Saturday in Pathanamthitta.
Sari of Kureethekke colony near Kallelimukku, Naranganam, was admitted to Kottayam Medical College with 80 percent burns. The police said Sajil, 23, from Kadammanitta committed the grave crime. He is absconding.
The police said they were in a relationship. The incident happened when the girl was alone at her house. On Friday evening, Sajil reached Sari's house and asked her to come out, but she was not willing.
An angry Sajil came back after one hour and barged into her house. He poured the petrol he was carrying over her head and set her on fire.
Though the girl was first admitted to General Hospital in Pathanamthitta, she was later shifted to Kottayam.