Police have arrested Salim alias Azzi (55), who allegedly poured kerosene on the girl and set her afire at Dhanna Das Ki Bagachi in Jaipur. Salim who runs a grocery shop from his house, took the girl into a room there and asked her younger brother to sit outside. After bolting the room from inside, he poured kerosene on the girl and set her afire.
Engulfed in flames, the girl managed to unbolt the door and ran outside crying for help. The neighbours came to her rescue and one of them was also injured while trying to put out the flames. Police reports say that the Salim was a distant relative of the victim's family and the girl addressed him as 'nana'. Police have registered a case of attempt to murder against Salim.
The girl's father alleged in his statement that the accused set her daughter ablaze after she resisted his attempt to molest her.