Hyderabad shocker: Woman set on fire in public view

23 December, 2017, 02:01 | Author: Kristine Mills
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The incident was reported from Shanti Nagar in Lallaguda on Thursday evening. The victim has been identified as Sandhya Rani. Police have arrested the accused. Later, he followed me and poured kerosene and set me afire, " Rani told the police while being treated for her burns in the hospital. On November 13 this year, a man set a woman ablaze in Chennai after she refused her proposal. However, Karthik was dismissed from the job recently due to inefficiency and was presently unemployed.

"Sandhya was also pretty fond of my son till about six months ago, when she stopped talking to him". Sandhya's mother and sisters, however, could not recognise him.

A colleague of hers, Karthik, met her on the way, and the two spoke a few minutes, eyewitnesses said. On Thursday, Karthik again tried to talk to her when she came out of office in the evening.

"During the argument, he poured petrol on her and set her on fire", she said.Hearing her cries, some passersby rushed to her aid and put out the fire. Karthik had planned all this before hand. However, she succumbed to her burns and died on Friday morning. She refused his advances and informed the unit's owner several times. "She had been declining his proposals saying it was against her family values and that they could remain friends", a Lalaguda police officer said. We found that Karthik had given her a phone which she gave it to her employer Jagan Reddy and asked him to give it back. He is said to have developed bad habits and started stalking her.

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Karthik had left his job and he forced Sandhya to quit too.

"Yesterday, the accused purchased petrol and later torched her". He immediately fled the scene, the police said. Late in the night he came to collect his bike and he was arrested, " an official said. She didn't say anything to us, " Savitri said.

A case under section 307 of IPC & ST/SC Atrocity Act has been registered.


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