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Woman techie dies after spurned lover sets her on fire in Chennai

Woman techie dies after spurned lover sets her on fire in Chennai

In yet another shocking incident of a stalker turning killer, a young Chennai engineer was burnt alive late night on Monday allegedly by a former classmate who had been stalking her for about a month.

The woman in the incident succumbed to her injuries, while the mother and sister are being examined in a hospital. Recently, when he proposed to her, she reportedly rejected him due to pressure from her parents.

Police said they detained the suspect, 23-year-old Akash, who was pursuing Induja against her wishes for almost a month.

According to the police, Akash first threatened to commit suicide by setting himself ablaze outside the house.

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Police said the 23-year-old suspect, identified as Akash who is a science graduate, has been arrested. This is when, the police say, the accused threw petrol on the victim and used a lighter to set her on fire.

Akash took a yellow plastic can along with him, the police said.

On hearing their screams, the neighbours rushed to the victim's house. The mother has suffered 49% burns, while the sister is in ICU at the Kilpauk Medical Hospital, according to News18. "When they opened the door, he poured petrol on Induja and set them on fire and fled the spot". Photo Credit: APIndhuja (22) died of the burns she sustained after she was set ablaze, allegedly by Aakash (25), for refusing his proposal. While Akash dropped out, Induja went on to complete her graduation course in engineering and land a job in an IT firm in the city. "Knowing that my brother is working overseas, the accused came to Induja's residence".


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