Koraput: A youth allegedly set a girl’s scooter on fire following a dispute over love affair at Jeypore area in Koraput district last night.
The youth is identified as Ajit Mohapatra, a national-level boxer.
According to sources, the duo had developed a friendship after coming in contact with each other through Facebook. However, soon their relationship turned sour after Mahapatra allegedly started threatening her, sources said.
The girl had gone to the nearby market last evening. She parked her scooter near her aunt’s house and went to give the keys to her house when the youth poured kerosene and set the vehicle on fire. The entire act was captured by a CCTV camera installed near the crime scene.
Later, the girl along with her family members lodged a complaint with the local police in this regard.
The girl has also demanded strict action against the youth as the accused had earlier threatened her to kill.
On the other hand, the accused youth’s brother Satyajit Mohapatra has claimed that the duo was in a love relationship for the past three years. The girl had borrowed Rs 70,000 in cash for buying a scooter. Later, the girl returned Rs 30,000 and failed to repay the rest amount. When he asked to handover the scooter, the girl denied following which the youth in a fit of rage set the vehicle on fire.