Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Chennai shocker: Girl dies after stalker sets her ablaze along with family

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Stacy Diaz | 14 November, 2017, 18:47

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

Induja's mother Renuka and younger sister Nivedita also suffered burn injures while trying to save her. On Monday night, he went to her house around 8.45 pm and told her family he wanted to speak to her.

However, when he proposed his love for her, she rejected it. Induja succumbed to her injuries on her way to the hospital.

The woman was an engineer named S. Induja and the culprit was her ex-classmate, Akash, who had been stalking her for a month.

According to the statistics on crime against women tabled in the Lok Sabha by minister of state for home Hansraj Ahir recently, stalking cases showed a consistent rise in last three years. When her parents started to look for groom for the victim, Akash got angry. As per the reports, the person who set her on fire is a stalker of her.

The incident occurred on Monday night in South Chennai's Velachery. This is when, the police say, the accused threw petrol on the victim and used a lighter to set her on fire.

The mother has sustained 49 per cent burn injuries, while her daughter has 23 per cent.

Upon hearing cries, neighbours rushed to call an ambulance, which they claim arrived after 40 minutes. The accused, Akash, came to the girl's house and demanded to see Induja, the victim. "Knowing that my brother is working overseas, the accused came to Induja's residence. When they opened the door, he poured petrol on Induja and set them on fire and fled the spot".