Woman Techie Dies After Being Set on Fire by Stalker in Chennai

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A 21-year-old woman engineer was killed while her family members are battling burns, after they were set on fire in Chennai by a classmate of hers, who had been stalking her for over a month. Her mother and sister now getting treated in the same hospital, and are said to be in a critical condition.

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. As per the reports, her mother and sister have also got injured. A couple of years ago, a man threw acid on a young woman after she refused his proposal to marry him.

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Indhuja was taken to the Kilpauk Medical College (KMC) hospital in Chennai, where she succumbed to her injuries today morning.

The accused Akash lived near Sindhuja's house.

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A young woman in southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu was burnt alive allegedly by her stalker, police said Tuesday. "Knowing that my brother is working overseas, the accused came to Induja's residence". As the argument turned soar, Akash brought a can of petrol he had kept in his two-wheeler and poured it on her and set her on fire, the police said. Her mother and sister are now under treatment. Her mother Renuka opened the door and was initially reluctant to allow the man in, however, he persisted and demanded that Induja meet him.

Neighbours, on hearing the screams went to the rescue of the family, rushed all of them to Chromepet Government Hospital where Indhuja was declared "dead on arrival".

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