In shocking news, a 25-year-old woman, who was set on fire by a man, succumbed to the injuries in a Nagpur hospital. The accused was identified as Vicky Nagrale who had been stalking her for the last two years.
The horrific incident took place last Monday when the victim was going to her college in the morning. On the way, the accused stopped her and poured petrol on her and set her on fire. The victim, who was a college teacher, suffered 40 percent burns and inhalation injuries. Later she was rushed to hospital in Nagpur where she was being treated.
“The patient was declared dead at 6:55am today. The probable cause of death was septicemic shock. Her body has been handed over to police authorities for post-mortem,” Dr Anup Marar, Director, Orange City Hospital and Research Center, said.
The accused was soon apprehended by the Police. The victim’s relatives said, “Nagrale is a married man and has a seven-month-old son. He is an employee in a company in Balharshah. He had been harassing the woman for quite some time. He was also stalking her for the past two years. He had even tried to commit suicide last year”.
The area has been put under a heavy security cover to avoid any untoward incident following the teacher’s death, the police officer said.
Hundreds of people including women and college students thronged the streets of Wardha, Maharashtra last Thursday, demanding the death penalty for the accused. Locals have blocked the road around the area and staged a protest against the accused.