An Indian father has been arrested for 'burning his teen daughter alive' as she was leaving the family home to marry a man from a different social caste.
The shocking suspected honour killing occurred in the village of Chainpur Sarkar in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
Local media report that 19-year-old Laxmi Bai was leaving her family home to meet with her boyfriend, Rajkumar.
She intended marrying him, but her father, Sundar Lal Yadav, 52, stopped her.
Rajkumar told the Times of India that the teenager was on her way to court to marry him and had gone home to collect documentation as proof of age.
The father, who reportedly did not approve of her decision to marry the man from a different social caste, then allegedly threw kerosene over Laxmi before setting her on fire.
Neighbours were alerted to the horrific in dent as Laxmi screamed in pain, but nothing could be done to prevent the teenager from dying at the scene.
Sundar Lal Yadav has been arrested on suspicion of killing the girl.
General Chaos, Warville, 24 hours ago
Unbelievable there are NO Words.
Gay as Merry, On planet Earth, Sweden, 23 hours ago
Well sorry to say it, but since it is from India it is very believable.
regreq, Dallas, United States, 22 hours ago
Death is too light a sentence for this monster. But it will have to do.
Ainusa, Colorado, United States, 23 hours ago
India once again. No words.
RealityBringer, Dystopia, United States, 23 hours ago
Concerned, Plymouth, United Kingdom, 23 hours ago
Poor little girl, she was old enough to make up her own mind. This Caste business is rediculous, as long as he is a nice young man, who could love and support his daughter, what did it matter. There was no 'honour' in her death, just cold blooded murder.