‘Heartbroken’ minor girl commits suicide by setting herself on fire in Barpeta

Shahidul Islam Ansari

Barpeta, November 9: A 15-year-old girl committed suicide by pouring kerosene on her body and setting herself on fire in Barpeta’s Baghbar after being left ‘heartbroken’.

The incident took place in No 5 Satrakanara area under Baghbar Police Station.

As per reports, the girl was in a relationship with a youth from the same village identified as Jeherul Islam.

Their relationship was known to the locals of Satrakanara area.

On Thursday, the girl was “forcefully” taken to the boy’s house by a group of alleged goons, but was sent back home the very next day by the Islam’s family.

Unable to hear the “humiliation and insults”, the girl set herself ablaze.

A pall of gloom has descended in the entire area.