The woman ,24 who worked as a nurse at a Covid-19 care centre at Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district, was set on fire by a stalker at her residence on Monday night, the police said.
In Andhra Pradesh, when stalker set woman on fire, she pulled the stalker in and kept tight hold of him. Although the woman died on spot, the stalker was severely injured and was rushed to the government hospital Guntur after initial treatment in Vijayawada.
Assistant Commissioner of Police M Ramesh told Hindustan Times that the woman had been in love with the man for the last four years, but a few months ago, she wanted to end the relationship with him. “Yet, the man had been stalking her and harassing her to marry him,” he said.
Stalker sustained 80 percent burn injuries and underwent treatment at Government General Hospital in Guntur in the early hours of Tuesday.
Notably, On October 5, The woman filed a complaint against him alleging that the man was continuing to harass her, “He was called to the police station and warned against stalking her. After he gave an undertaking that he would not trouble her again, the woman withdrew the complaint,” the ACP said.
On Monday night, The stalker came again to harass her and argued about filing the complaint against him.
“It was evident that he came prepared to kill her. During the course of argument, he took out a bottle of petrol he had brought with him, poured it over her and set her ablaze. The woman caught hold of him tightly so that he could not escape after killing her. Listening to their cries, neighbors rushed there and separated them before dousing the fire,” Ramesh said.
The ACP said while the police booked a case of murder (Section 302 of the IPC) against the stalker initially and after his death, another case was registered under Section 174 of Criminal Procedure Code.
The stalker died on early hours of tuesday while undergoing the treatment.
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