Chennai girl charred to death by spurned lover

Joann Johnston
November 14, 2017

However, other reports claim that there had been an altercation between Indhuja and the stalker first, after which he poured the petrol on her. Aakash, who was her former classmate, became obsessed with Induja and proclaimed to love her and had been following her for a month.

Indhuja's uncle told reporters that the jilted lover turned up at Indhuja's house in Adambakkam AGS Colony, Saraswathi Nagar, at around 9pm last night, and requested to talk to her. And in between Induja mother, Renuka and her sister Nivedha were also got injured. Mother Renuka and sister Nivedhika rushed to save her, but they themselves sustained serious injuries. On Monday night he went to the apartment where she lived and called her.

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The accused Akash (25) who tried to escape was arrested by the police on Tuesday morning. "As her mother asked me to take him out, I was pushing him out of the house when he suddenly set her on fire", the neighbour said. The accused reportedly threw petrol on Induja and set her on her using a lighter. According to reports, Indhuja and her family were initially reluctant to open the door, but Aakash persisted, claiming he only wanted to speak to her for a few minutes.

The victim, an engineering graduate, was reportedly working in a company for the last few months. And she quitted the job last month as Ashok was continuously stalking her. Induja's uncle said that Ashok was stalking Induja since her father went overseas for some work.

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