College student sets girl classmate on fire in Koraput

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Koraput: In an appalling act of sheer brutality, a college student allegedly set ablaze his girl classmate in Semiliguda in Koraput district yesterday.

According to sources, a verbal brawl over some petty issue erupted between the duo. The situation turned ugly when the youth poured petrol on the girl student and set her ablaze.

The girl, who sustained grievous burn injuries, is currently undergoing treatment at Koraput DHH.

The actual reason behind the argument and the extreme step taken by the youth is yet to be known.

While the cops have registered a suo moto case, the accused youth, a resident of Nandapur, is reportedly absconding. Further investigation into the incident is underway, sources added.

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