Schoolgirl set ablaze

A schoolgirl in Madurai was publicly set ablaze by a stalker as she spurned his marriage proposal. The girl is battling for life at the Government Rajaji Hospital after sustaining 70% burns.The accused S.Balamurugan  who hails from Naduvakottai escaped and special police teams have been formed to track him down.Sources said that the girl was walking home from school with the other students when the accused came on a motorcycle, poured kerosene on her and set her ablaze.

Her mother and an auto driver covered her with a gunny bag, put out the fire and rushed her to the hospital. The girls brother said that the accused had taken photos of his sister and circulated it on social media. He was warned and a police complaint was lodged. The police had registered a caae under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012.However the accused eluded arrest by obtaining anticipatory bail.