Young woman set ablaze by youth in Chennai

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The woman's mother and sister were also sustained burn injuries while trying to save the victim. She was rushed to Kipauk Medical College Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

However, other reports claim that there had been an altercation between Indhuja and the stalker first, after which he poured the petrol on her.

According to the police, the incident took place in Adambakkam area of Chennai on Monday at around 8.45 pm, reported CNN-News18.

Aakash, an engineering graduate, used to be friendly with Indhuja and has been stalking her for over a month, claiming that he was in love with her. On Monday night he went to the apartment where she lived and called her.

The suspect, who lives in the same neighbourhood, was friends with Sindhuja and used to visit her house often.

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While Induja died of her burn injuries, her mother S. Renuka and sister S. Niveditha are in hospital, police said.

However, when he proposed his love for her, she rejected it.

Her parents were looking for a groom for her and placed advertisements on matrimonial sites.

Victim's mother and sister is undergoing treatment. When a reluctant Indhuja opened the door, the jilted lover is said to have thrown petrol on her, dousing her mother and sister in the process. On hearing the cries of the victim, her neighbours rushed to help the family and rushed them to the hospital.

The accused, who escaped from the scene after receiving a few blows, was reportedly picked up by the police on Tuesday. Her father was not at home when the entire incident happened.

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