In another shocking incident, a woman was set ablaze by a stalker in Kerala's Thrissur district on Thursday (April 4) morning.
A 22-year-old Neethu was set ablaze by the accused Nitheesh (32) at her house. Neethu was a student of Axis Engineering College at Kodakara and the accused is a resident of Vadakkekadu village in the district.
According to the reports, the incident happened around 7.30am after Nitheesh went to the victim's house in Chiyyaram on Thursday and they got into an argument over something following which the accused poured petrol over her body and set her on fire.
Even though her family members tried to douse the fire, they failed to save her. It is alleged that Nitheesh has been stalking her for a while and she had rejected his proposal and he murdered her as an act of revenge for rejecting him. The victim's charred body was found inside the bathroom of her house.
After the incident, Nitheesh tried to run away but was caught by the family members and neighbours. The police have taken him to custody, the accused will be taken to a hospital for medical examination before questioning. He will be produced before the court on Thursday itself.
Neethu was the only child as her mother had departed and her father had deserted the family at a young age. She was living wither grandmother and uncle at their house.
This is the second case reported from Kerala this year, On March 12 another teen stalker had poured petrol over a nursing student in Thiruvalla in Pathanamthitta district.