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15 November 2017, 12:56 | Darnell Patrick
Engineer burnt alive by spurned lover on the doorstep of her home in Chennai
An engineering student was burnt alive at her house in Chennai allegedly by her former classmate and a jilted lover, who had been stalking her for about a month. Her sister and mother also suffered severe burns while trying to save her.
Akash went to her house and threatened the woman for setting himself on fire. On hearing the cries of the victim, her neighbours rushed to help the family and rushed them 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 police the detained was pursuing the deceased, Induja, to accept his friendship for almost a month.
The suspect, 23-year-old Akash, a science graduate, who was pursuing Induja against her wishes was arrested following the incident.
Last night young woman set on fire in Chennai by a stalker. Enraged, Aakash allegedly doused her in kerosene, set her on fire and fled from the spot, police said.
Demanding a strong punishment to the offender, PMK chief S Ramadoss said it was a "matter of concern that the government has not taken any steps to rein in violence against women, staged in the name of one-side love". As per the reports, her mother and sister have also got injured. Akash picked up an argument with Induja and in a fit of rage, poured the turpentine oil he was carrying in a container on Induja and set her ablaze with a lighter.
Media reports cited neighbours claiming that the ambulance arrived too late, at least 40 minutes after a call was made. Induja's father reportedly works in Dubai.
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