Chennai: Jilted lover burns alive young engineer

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"Induja was burnt to death and her mother and sister have suffered burns while trying to save her", a police official said.

Indhuja was taken to the Kilpauk Medical College (KMC) hospital in Chennai, where she succumbed to her injuries today morning.

Chennai A 22-year old woman died after she was set on fire allegedly by a stalker for refusing his proposal.

Indhuja's uncle told reporters that the jilted lover turned up at Indhuja's house in Adambakkam AGS Colony, Saraswathi Nagar, at around 9pm last night, and requested to talk to her. Indhuja's mother Renuka (44) and Nivedha (20) who went to her rescue, also suffered serious burn injuries.

As per The News Minute, Aakash, who lives in the neighbourhood, landed up outside Indhuja's residence on Monday night. And when they opened the door he poured the can of petrol on Induja.

The deceased woman was identified as Induja and her mother and sister are undergoing treatment at hospital. "In a fit of rage he took out a bottle of kerosene and set her on fire and tried to escape when the neighbours caught him and handed him over to the police", said a police source. Her mother and sister sustained burn injuries when they tried to save her.

It has reported that Ashok in love with Induja an engineering graduate working in a company for the last few months.

A young woman in southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu was burnt alive allegedly by her stalker, police said Tuesday.