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Stalker sets Chennai woman, mother & sister on fire; woman dies

14 November 2017, 06:49 | Israel Caldwell

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

Chennai techie dies after spurned stalker sets her on fire family critical

In a shocking incident, a 21-year-old engineer in Chennai was burnt alive on Monday night allegedly by her former classmate who had been stalking her for about a month. The victim's mother Renuka (44) and sister Nivedha (20) also sustained severe burn injuries while trying to rescue her.

According to the police, the incident took place in Adambakkam area of Chennai on Monday at around 8.45 pm, reported CNN-News18. Indhuja and her family were initially reluctant to open the door, but Aakash persisted, claiming he only wanted to speak to Indhuja for a few minutes.

Induja's relatives alleged that Akash had been pursuing Induja against her wishes for almost a month.

Akash, 23 years old, who has been detained by the police for setting ablaze the three was stalking the woman for over a month.

Akash then splashed petrol on Induja and used a lighter to set her ablaze.

. However, it was said to be a completely one-sided affair as Indhuja had never shown interest in him beyond friendship.

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Sinduja died after being admitted to Kilpauk Medical College Hospital.

The victim's uncle, who spoke to the media, said that Akash knew about Induja's father was working overseas and therefore was not at home, which is why he came to the house.

Induja's father is working in the Canada. The sister is now under treatment in a hospital ICU while the mother has suffered at least 49% burns.

Other reports, however, claim that there had been an altercation between Indhuja and the stalker first, after which he poured the petrol on her.

On hearing their screams, the neighbours rushed to the victim's house.



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