Chennai: A dejected lover has burnt a young engineer alive after failing to accept her rejection in Chennai.
The deceased identified as S Induja was doused with petrol and burnt to death on her house’s doorstep last night by her former classmate who had been stalking her over the past one month.
The incident is reported from Chennai’s Adambakkam area where the accused arrived at Induja’s house and demanded to see her last night around 8.45pm.
Induja’s father was not present at home when the incident took place. The accused reportedly threw petrol on Induja and set her on her using a lighter.
According to the Police, the accused is now arrested, had been harassing Induja for the past one month.
However, Induja’s family denies the deceased’s relationship with the accused, the accused claims he was in a relationship with the deceased and that both wanted to marry.
Deceased’s mother Renuka suffered 49 percent burns while trying to rescue Induja and her younger sister Nivedita has also suffered injuries attempting to save her. They both are currently undergoing treatment and her younger sister is in ICU.
The Neighbours who heard their cries rushed to help the family and took them to the hospital.