Hyderabad, Mar 28: A girl was set ablaze on Tuesday after her classmate came to know about her engagement with another man. Both–the girl and the accused–are minors.

The incident occurred in Hyderabad. The assailant is girl’s classmates and had just passed the Class 10 exams. The accused had proposed the girl for marriage, but the girl had refused. The girl’s mother had got her engaged to someone else.

The accused went to her house and thrashed her. The girl was alone at that time. In a fit of rage, he poured kerosene over her and set her on fire. The neighbours rushed to her help after hearing her screams as they poured water on her. She was rushed to a hospital.

The victim has sustained 72 per cent burn injuries and is critical. Police have registered a case and are looking for the boy.