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

Unemployed youth in Chennai sets girl ablaze

Chennai: Jilted lover burns alive young engineer

The girl Sindhuja succumbed to the severe burn injuries at Kilpauk Medical College hospital while her mother Renuka and younger sister Nivedhika who tried to put off fire also suffered severe burn injuries and are in critical condition, according to the police.

Things took a bad turn on Monday night at 8.45, when Aakash went and banged on the door of Induja's house in Adambakkam AGS Colony, in Saraswathi Nagar. She died after stalker an unknown man allegedly burnt her. The victim's mother is said to have suffered 49 per cent burns and her is said to be in the ICU. The woman identified as Sinduja was working in an IT company. Recently when he learnt that the family was looking for a groom for Sinduja, he came to their house in Saraswathi Street on Monday night and picked up a fight. He had proposed to the victim a few months ago. 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. He began harassing her after she rejected.

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On Monday night, Akash visited their house and got into an argument with her. Angered he used a petrol can to douse Induja and her family in petrol and set them alight. Renuka was admitted to hospital with 50 per cent burns, whereas Nivedhika suffered 20 per cent burns.The accused Akash was nabbed by neighbours who had come to their rescue after hearing their cries.

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