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Girl sets herself ablaze upset over parents arranging marriage

Press Trust of India  |  Tirunelveli (TN) 

A 16-year-old girl died after she allegedly set herself ablaze at home to protest against her parents arranging her marriage despite her objection, police said Saturday.

The incident occurred at Nanguneri about 35 km from here.

Police said the girl, a 12th standard student, told her parents that she did not want to get married.

However the parents allegedly went ahead with the arrangements for the marriage to be held next month after the 12th standard examination.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 22:00 IST