Chennai: Stalker sets three women including engineering graduate on fire, one dies


While her mother Renuka suffered 50 percent burns, her younger sister Nivedhika suffered 20 percent burn injuries.

The accused, Akash, allegedly poured kerosene on Sinduja and set her ablaze at her residence in Saraswathi Street on Monday night. "The accused killed the girl after she rejected him", said the inspector.

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

Akash, 23 years old, who has been detained by the police for setting ablaze the three was stalking the woman for over a month.

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He then threw petrol at Induja and set her on fire.

He absconded right after the incident on Monday, but was caught on Tuesday morning, according to The News Minute.

The 25-year old accused Aakash, who ran away from the spot after committing the crime, was arrested later by the police. However, it was said to be a completely one-sided affair as Indhuja had never shown interest in him beyond friendship. They doused the fire and rushed them to a nearby hospital. The sister is now under treatment in a hospital ICU while the mother has suffered at least 49% burns. As per the witnesses present at the spot, the hospital ambulance took nearly 40 minutes to reach the residence after receiving a call from a neighbour.

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. "Knowing that my brother is working overseas, the accused came to Induja's residence".