Schoolgirl burnt alive in TN, politicians demand severe punishment

In a gruesome incident, a 14-year old schoolgirl was set on fire in Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram district by two men connected to the ruling AIADMK party. The girl, who had suffered 95 per cent burns, died on Monday, police said.

According to police, Jayashree, daughter of small shop-owner Jayapal, had given a statement to the magistrate naming two persons – G. Murugan and K.Kaliaperumal – as the persons who had set her on fire.

The crime occurred on Sunday at Sirumadurai locality near Thiruvennainallur when the girl was alone at her house.

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