Stalker kills girl by setting her on fire in Chennai

Sinduja's mother and sister also suffered injuries when they tried to save her from the flames. He demanded to speak to her, but the family refused to let him in. Read Also: Man threatens girlfriend with knife, later hangs himself to evade arrest But when Akash came to know that her parents have started looking for a groom for Induja, Akash made a decision to raise the issue again and went to her house at Saraswathi Nagar 7th street in Adambakkam.

Doctors at the KMC Hospital said Renuka and Nivedha suffered 49% and 23% burns respectively, mostly on their faces and hands. As per the reports, the person who set her on fire is a stalker of her.

As per The News Minute, Aakash, who lives in the neighbourhood, landed up outside Indhuja's residence on Monday night. When she opened the door and stepped out, Akash splashed petrol at her and set her on fire. Photo Credit: APIndhuja (22) died of the burns she sustained after she was set ablaze, allegedly by Aakash (25), for refusing his proposal.

According to police, Induja's family said the victim had rebuffed him while the accused has claimed he was in a relationship with Induja and they had plans to marry.

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

The victim's uncle said, "Akash was stalking my niece for a month".

Induja's father is working in the Canada.

"Initially, they didn't open the door, but Akash insisted that he would only to talk to Induja".

When the three women came out, he reportedly threw petrol on them and ignited it with a cigarette lighter.

Vanessa Coleman