Pauri girl shifted to Delhi


An 18-year-old girl, who was set on fire by a stalker for turning down his repeated love proposals, was shifted to the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi  today. As her condition continued to be critical.

A 31-year-old taxi driver attacked the girl while she was returning from college on December 16. She was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh here Monday with 70-80 per cent burns, Rishikesh Medical Superintendent Dr Brahma Prakash said.

She was sent to Delhi by an air ambulance on December 19 afternoon. She will be treated at Safdarjung Hospital’s dedicated burn ward. She had received serious injuries on her face and lungs, Dr Prakash said.

A day before i.e. December 18 chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat along with his cabinet colleague Prakash Pant and assured the bereaved family that government would bear all her medical expense.

A senior doctor at Safdarjung hospital said the woman is very critical and on ventilator. The man had been staking her after she had rejected his love proposals, police said, adding that he set her on fire after sprinkling petrol over her.

After hearing her cries for help, locals rushed to the spot and took her to the hospital.

Angry students of her university were demanding capital punishment for the accused who was arrested the day the crime was committed.


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