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By A Newsman

Kalyani, 29 September: A girl has been burned to death allegedly by her ex-boyfriend for breaking up the relationship.

The shocking incident has taken place at Rail Colony at Krishananagar in Nadia district and police have arrested the accused ex-boyfriend who is in his early 30’s. He is employed with a private firm.

According to police deceased Punam Basfor, 19, was into a relationship with neighbourhood youth Kamalesh Mondal. But she broke up the affair a few months ago and was not seeing them since then.

Recently, Punam’s family arranged her marriage with a man from Chinsurah in Hooghly. The marriage was scheduled for coming December.

Kamalesh learnt about this earlier this week and since then have been calling up Punam insisting a meeting for one last time before she gets married. After turning down the request for a couple of times, the girl finally relented and went to Kamalesh’s house yesterday afternoon to him.

It was then that taking advantage of the absence of his family members, Kamalesh allegedly set Punam on fire and then fled. Noticing thick smock and scrams for help coming out from the house, neighbours rushed in and found the girl on fire.

They doused the fire and rushed her to Shaktigarh District Hospital, where Punam succumbed to the burns later in the evening. Based on a complaint from her family, police arrested the accused ex-boyfriend from a relative’s house today morning.