Chennai Engineering Student Burnt Alive By Jilted Lover At Her House

Engineer burnt alive by spurned lover on the doorstep of her home in Chennai

Engineer burnt alive by spurned lover on the doorstep of her home in Chennai

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

The deceased Induja's mother Renuka and younger sister Nivedita, who were trying to save her, are in hospital. As per sources, the incident occurred at 8.45pm on November 13 when the accused went to the victim's house and demanded she speak to him, but her family refused to let him into the house.

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He then threw petrol at Induja and set her on fire. As per the reports, the person who set her on fire is a stalker of her. Enraged, Aakash allegedly doused her in kerosene, set her on fire and fled from the spot, police said.

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He had taken along a yellow plastic canister, police said, and first threatened to commit suicide by setting himself ablaze outside the house. The sister is now under treatment in a hospital ICU while the mother has suffered at least 49% burns.

Media reports cited neighbours claiming that the ambulance arrived too late, at least 40 minutes after a call was made.

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Indhuja was taken to the Kilpauk Medical College (KMC) hospital in Chennai, where she succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday morning. While a few reports have claimed that the accused is an engineering graduate, another report stated that he is a college dropout. Her father Shanmugam (48) is working in Dubai. Initially, they didn't open the door, but Akash insisted that he would only to talk to Induja.

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