Nation Crime 21 Mar 2016 Bengaluru: Tortured ...

Bengaluru: Tortured by lover, minor girl sets herself ablaze

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Mar 21, 2016, 3:15 am IST
Updated Mar 21, 2016, 6:08 am IST
After the refusal, Praveen started threatening Soundarya and used to blackmail her, saying he would circulate her videos and MMS clips.
15-year-old Soundarya and Praveen
 15-year-old Soundarya and Praveen

BENGALURU: A 15-year-old girl, who had set herself ablaze after being harassed by her boyfriend on Thursday, died at Victoria Hospital on Saturday night.

The girl, Soundarya, was a resident of Jantha Colony Jagjeevan Ramnagar. The only child of her parents, Soundarya was said to be in love with Praveen, 19, a vagabond. Both were neighbours and the families knew each other for sometime.

 

JJ Nagar police on Sunday morning arrested Praveen and booked him under Section 306 of IPC (abetment to suicide). Investigations revealed that Soundarya and Praveen fell in love a few months ago.

Praveen told his parents about Soundarya and expressed his desire to marry her. On Praveen’s insistence, his parents met Soundarya’s parents, who refused to marry off their daughter as she was still a minor.

Soon, after the refusal, Praveen started threatening Soundarya and used to blackmail her, saying he would circulate her videos and MMS clips. Unable to bear the torture, she set herself ablaze.

 

Her parents rushed her to Victoria Hospital where she died around 11.15 pm. The police took a statement from the girl after they were alerted by the hospital authorities.

“She told the police that Praveen had threatened to make her intimate videos public after she refused to marry him. Based on her statement, a case was registered against Praveen,” a senior police officer said.

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