Woman set ablaze
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A woman succumbed to her injuries on Monday night after she was set on fire on a train at Kerala's Kannur railway station early in the morning.

The victim, Pathutti alias Khadeeja, 45, suffered 40 percent burns and was first rushed to a government hospital in Kannur from where she was shifted to Kozhikode hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries at around 8:30pm.

The incident occurred early on Monday morning when Kannur-Alappuzha Executive Express was stationed on Platform Number 1 at Kannur railway station. The victim was set ablaze by an unidentified man, moments after she entered the 13th compartment of the train, according to The Hindu.

Early at around 4:30 am on Monday, the man emptied a bottle of liquor on Khadeeja, set her on fire and fled the station. Khadeeja, who was on fire, came out running and screaming, the police said.

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has released a sketch of the accused, with the help of the passengers who saw the man fleeing from the compartment. A murder case has been registered against the man who is still absconding, according to NDTV report.