Guntur (AP), Jun 30 (PTI) A local pastor was arrested for allegedly murdering a teenager after she became pregnant with his child, police said today.
The victim, identified as Monica (17) from Nadendla village in the district was working as a cook for the pastor, S Ajay Babu for the past one year.
Babu became intimate with the girl after his wife left him and the girl allegedly became pregnant with his child.
She was brought to a government hospital with 90 per cent burns where she succumbed to her injuries yesterday, they said.
The pastor was arrested after the family members of the girl lodged a complaint.
He allegedly set her on fire to avoid the matter from coming to light.