"she pointed out his failure to get his daughters married."
An Indian father, known only as Mukhtar, from Harharpur village, Uttar Pradesh, set his youngest daughter on fire after he could not get his daughters married.
The man had been trying to get his daughters married but was unable to due to a lack of money.
The incident took place on Sunday, March 24, 2019, when Mukhtar was intoxicated and became frustrated with his inability to marry off his daughters.
Mukhtar is a daily wage earner and has three sons. He also has two daughters, one aged 21 and the other aged 19.
He had tried to get his eldest daughter married to someone for a long time but his lack of money resulted in failure.
Mukhtar was under the influence of alcohol when he unsuccessfully tried and this resulted in an argument with his wife.
She pointed out his constant failures and the two argued while his youngest daughter was sitting close by.
Mukhtar became even angrier when the girl dropped a phone charger. He then poured kerosene on her and set her ablaze.
The victim’s eldest brother, Munna said: “My father is an alcoholic and we have been struggling for long. I work as a labourer to make ends meet.
“On Sunday, my father came home and was quarrelling with my mother after she pointed out his failure to get his daughters married.
“Meanwhile, he got more furious that my sister had dropped a mobile phone charger he had asked for so he poured kerosene on her and set her on fire.”
The incident left the 19-year-old victim with burns to 95% of her body and was immediately taken to the hospital.
However, due to the severity of her injuries, doctors said she has “little chance of survival”.
The man’s wife filed a police complaint and a case was registered when Senior Superintendent of Police Muniraj G arrived at the family’s home.
Following Mukhtar’s actions towards his daughter, he fled the scene with the help of his two brothers.
An FIR was registered under sections 307 (Attempt to murder) and 326 (Voluntarily causing grievous hurt) under the Indian Penal Code against Mukhtar and his two brothers.
Police officers are searching for the whereabouts of Mukhtar.
In another case, a woman from Lahore died after her in-laws allegedly doused her in petrol and set her alight.
Nasreen Bibi had recently got married but her marriage was not a happy one as she would argue with her husband.
The victim’s in-laws denied the accusations and instead made a number of claims about the cause of her death.
Police registered the case as a homicide and the investigation continued into her death and who was responsible.