This Article is From Jun 23, 2012

Father sets teenage son on fire

Father sets teenage son on fire
Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh: A teenager was killed after his father allegedly set him ablaze in the Baharia village of Uttar Pradesh's Kaushambi district, police said on Saturday.

18-year-old Awadhesh Kumar was allegedly assaulted by his father Kailash Nath after which the teenager fell unconscious in his home on Friday night, they said.

When Awadhesh's mother Munnu Devi and sister Nisha tried to rescue him, Kailash assaulted them as well, police said.

Later, Kailash locked them in a room and set it on fire.

Munnu Devi and Nisha managed to escape but Awadhesh died in the fire.

Kailash also suffered burn injuries and was admitted to a hospital, police said.