Chennai shocker: Girl dies after stalker sets her ablaze along with family

Chennai women burned alive allegedly by stalker family critical

Chennai women burned alive allegedly by stalker family critical

A 21-year-old woman engineer was killed while her family members are battling burns, after they were set on fire in Chennai by a classmate of hers, who had been stalking her for over a month. Induja succumbed to her burns at Kilpauk Medical College Hospital while her mother Renuka and sister were hospitalised with serious burns, sources said. However, Induja and her family had refused to talk with Ashok initially as he is claiming that he just wanted to speak to Indhuja for a few minutes. On another hand, the family says that Akash has been stalking and harassing Indhuja from past one month. 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.

Sindhuja was allegedly set ablaze by 25-year-old Akash, who is in police custody now.

S Induja, was set on fire at the doorstep of her home in the city's Adambakkam area.

The accused, Aakash, absconded right after but was caught on Tuesday morning. On Monday night, be came to their home and picked up a quarrel with her.

Akash took a yellow plastic can along with him, the police said. While Renuka and Niveditha suffered burns when they tried to save her, Akash tried to flee from the place.

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

Induja died before reaching the hospital. And when they opened the door he poured the can of petrol on Induja. The accused, Akash, came to the girl's house and demanded to see Induja, the victim.

Sindhuja's father Shanmugam, 48, is working in Dubai.

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