A youth set fire on a school girl of Naduvakottai near Tirumangalam in Madurai district after after pouring petrol on her, while she was walking back home from school in Achampatti on Friday evening.
Sources said, The girl, who has been critically injured, has been admitted to the Government hospital in Madurai.
The police identified the suspect to be as S. Balamurugan (22) of the same Naduvakottai village. Madurai rural district Superintendent of Police, N. Manivannan said, the motive looks like a Love affair developed by the boy on the girl, one-sided
The girl was walking along with fellow students from the school to her village,who were unable to do anything as the youth came in a bike. A special team has been formed to nab the accused.