Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Chennai engineer dies after alleged stalker sets her, family on fire

Chennai engineer dies after alleged stalker sets her, family on fire

In a shocking incident, a woman was allegedly burnt alive by a classmate who had been stalking her for a month.

The dean of the hospital told media persons that Renuka has suffered 49 percent and Nivedha 23 percent burn injuries and are being treated in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a critical condition. The victim's mother and sister have also been injured in the incident, as they tried to save the victim and have been hospitalized with severe burns.

According to the Newspaper, . According to police the detained was pursuing the deceased, Induja, to accept his friendship for almost a month. "When they opened the door, he poured petrol and set them on fire, and fled the spot", he was quoted as saying on the NDTV report. On Monday night, be came to their home and picked up a quarrel with her.

Aakash claimed that he and the woman were in a relationship and they planned to marry, police officials said.

Police said, the man splashed petrol on Induja and used a lighter to set her on fire. "The accused killed the girl after she rejected him", said the inspector.

On hearing their screams, the neighbours rushed to the victim's house. As per the witnesses present at the spot, the hospital ambulance took nearly 40 minutes to reach the residence after receiving a call from a neighbour.

The victim's uncle said, "Akash was stalking my niece for a month". The accused, Akash, came to the girl's house and demanded to see Induja, the victim.

"Initially, they didn't open the door, but Akash insisted that he would only to talk to Induja".

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