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Chennai: Engineer dies after alleged stalker burns her alive

Chennai: Engineer dies after alleged stalker burns her alive

Police said they detained the suspect, 23-year-old Akash, who was pursuing Induja against her wishes for almost a month.

The stalker set S Induja, on fire at the doorstep of her home in the city's Adambakkam area on Monday night, reported India Today. The sister is now under treatment in a hospital ICU while the mother has suffered at least 49% burns. Her mother and sister who tried to rescue her have been admitted to hospital with burn injuries.

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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.

The attack took place around 9pm on Monday, when Akash went to the woman's house in South Chennai's Velachery.

The suspect, 23-year-old Akash, a science graduate, who was pursuing Induja against her wishes was arrested following the incident. He claimed to be in love with Indhuja but she turned down his advances, which angered him and he killed her.




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

Police said, the man splashed petrol on Induja and used a lighter to set her on fire.

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

While talking to the media, the victim's uncle said that Akash was stalking Induja for a month.

Induja, the victim was an engineering student. Initially, they didn't open the door, but Akash insisted that he would only to talk to Induja.