Ghaziabad, April 4 (IANS) A 23-year-old MBA student working as a sales manager at a mall was Wednesday set ablaze in Ghaziabad by her sister's brother-in-law for spurning his advances, police said. The woman is in critical condition in hospital.
Zahida Nisha, working at Westside retail outlet in Pacific Mall, was set on fire by Afroz Khan, 25, in Sanjay Nagar area in the morning, police said.
Superintendent of Police (City) Shiv Shankar Yadav said Afroz was absconding.
Zahida was pursuing MBA from a private college.
Zahida lived with her elder sister Mehrul Nisha and brother-in-law Feroz Khan at their house in L-Block of Sanjay Nagar.
Feroz's brother Afroz wanted Zahida to marry him but she turned down the proposal. He kept insisting that she reconder the proposal.
On Wednesday morning, Afroz entered her room, where she was sleeping, around 6.30 a.m. He bolted the room from inside and after an altercation poured petrol on her and set her on fire.
Zahida was rushed hospital. A case of attempt to murder was registered against Afroz.
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