Stalker kills girl by setting her on fire in Chennai

Stalker kills girl by setting her on fire in Chennai

Induja succumbed to her burns at Kilpauk Medical College Hospital while her mother Renuka and sister were hospitalised with serious burns, sources said.

According to the police, the incident took place in Adambakkam area of Chennai on Monday at around 8.45 pm, reported CNN-News18. And she quitted the job last month as Ashok was continuously stalking her. Induja's uncle said that Ashok was stalking Induja since her father went overseas for some work.

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. As per recent reports, Akash, who is a science graduate, has been arrested.

A stalker on Monday night killed a girl, whom he obsessed, by setting her on fire and severely injured her mother and sister. This is when, the police say, the accused threw petrol on the victim and used a lighter to set her on fire. However, it was said to be a completely one-sided affair as Indhuja had never shown interest in him beyond friendship. Initially, they didn't open the door, but Akash insisted that he would only to talk to Induja.

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When her mother and sister came to her rescue, the accused poured on them also. They doused the fire and rushed them to a nearby hospital.

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

Aakash and Indhuja were classmates at an engineering college they had graduated from. "Knowing that my brother is working overseas, the accused came to Induja's residence".

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