Hyderabad: Woman burnt alive by jilted lover in front of public

Woman Set On Fire In Public By Stalker, Dies In Hospital

Quoting eye-witnesses, the police said Sandhya was returning home when the youth, riding a motorcycle, met her on a road.

"Upset with his constant calls, Sandhya recently blocked his number and stopped talking to him". The police chose to get the victim's statement (Dying Declaration) recorded through a magistrate. She succumbed to the severe burns on Friday morning.

Hearing her cries, some passersby rushed to help her and doused the flames.

The police neither disclosed any details about the man nor confirmed if he was taken into custody. With in no time Sandhya suffered severe burn injuries, before locals came to her rescue by dousing fire and called up dial-100 and 108 ambulance. In May, a 24-year-old woman was shot dead by a man in Delhi after she refused his marriage proposal.

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Recreating the crime scene based on CCTV footage, cops found that Karthik waited outside her office till she came out at 6:15 pm on Thursday.

According to police investigation, Karthik had been stalking and harassing Sandhya for months.

Karthik had left his job and he forced Sandhya to quit too. The attacker is identified as Karthik, and he is suspected to be her ex-boyfriend. It was a pre-planned murder. Late in the night he came to collect his bike and he was arrested, " an official said. "Her family now talks of good a girl she was, but had nobody asked her questions when she brought home a new mobile, the money for which was given by my husband", said Urmila. "If we had known, we would have taken precautions and informed police also". Speaking to DC, family members said she had given some money from her savings to her mother Savithri for her brother's birthday. Meanwhile, a case under section 307 of IPC & ST/SC Atrocity Act has been registered against the accused.

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