Kendrapada, July 28 :
In a horrifying incident in Kharanasi village under Mahakalapada block in Kendrapada district, a 14-year-old girl was allegedly set afire by an obsessed and jilted lover after she repeatedly snubbed him, police said.
The girl, a class 7 student who sustained serious burn injuries has been admitted to the SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack in a critical state.
Kendrapada sub-divisional police officer NC Swain said the main accused and his accomplice doused her with kerosene and set her ablaze inside a locked room.
The family members of the victim told the police the 20-year-old accused had been stalking and harassing her for quite some time.