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A teen has died after a stalker allegedly poured petrol on her and set her alight while she was sleeping.

The horrific attack took place in India, sparking major tensions in the country.

Schoolgirl Ankita Singh died in hospital on Sunday morning in Ranchi, Jharkhand after being admitted with severe burns.

She managed to speak from her hospital bed before she died, calling for her attacker to be put to death.

Two men have been arrested by police.

Ankita had allegedly been harassed by the man accused, Shahrukh Hussain.

Right-wing Hindi groups alleged Shahrukh wanted to commit “love jihad”, a controversial term used by radical groups to accuse Muslim men of converting Hindu women by marriage, the BBC reports.

Her father Sanjeev Singh said, “Shahrukh used to tell her – marry me, accept Islam, else I will make your life hell,” the Daily Mail reports.

She rejected his advances and he allegedly harassed her for days by calling her phone repeatedly.

“He called me again around 8pm on Monday (August 22) and told me that he would kill me if I did not talk to him,” Ankita said before she died.

“I informed my father about the threat, after which he assured me that he would talk to the man’s family on Tuesday.”

She was sleeping near a window and it’s alleged he poured petrol on her before setting her alight.

“After having our dinner, we went to sleep. I was sleeping in another room,” Ankita said.

On Tuesday morning, I experienced a sensation of pain in my back and could smell something burning. I found him running away when I opened my eyes.

“I started screaming in pain and went to my father’s room. My parents doused the fire and took me to the hospital,” she said just hours before she died.

She was rushed to hospital with 90 per cent burns and died on Sunday, August 28.

The year 12 student was an aspiring police officer.

“She wanted to get a government job so that she could help her father support the family,” her grandmother Vimla Devi told the BBC.

A video of her alleged attacker, Shahrukh Hussain, went viral after he appeared to be smirking as he was led away by police.

An associate who allegedly provided the petrol for the attack was also taken into custody.

It’s the latest in a number of horror crimes against women in India that have made headlines recently. A 16-year-old girl claimed she was raped by hundreds of men and 13-year-old girl said police attacked her when she reported a sexual assault.

It’s been reported that a rape occurs once every 18 minutes in India and more than 28,000 women and girls were raped in a single year in the country.

The alleged attack on Ankita by the scorned suitor has inflamed discontent in the country where there is simmering religious tension between India’s Muslim and Hindu-majority populations.

Police superintendent Amber Lakra said the crime was not one of religion and police were on high alert.

“We are being especially vigilant as the boy and girl belong to different religions,” he added.

Authorities imposed the draconian anti-riot section 144, which prohibits gatherings of more than four people in an area in order to “maintain law and order” amid widespread protests.

Authorities also imposed section 144 earlier this year when Kanhaiya Lal was allegedly partially beheaded by two men inside his tailoring shop in Udaipur, Rajasthan.

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