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Chennai techie dies, family critical after Stalker sets her on fire

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Chennai, Nov 14: A shocking crime held in Adambakkam where an alleged stalker set the family of a woman on fire.

The jilted lover Aakash, who used to study with Indhuja, an engineering graduate, has been stalking her for over a month. When she didn’t respond, Aakash went to her house on Monday night and set her and her family on fire.

The woman succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday. The horrifying crime was committed at Adambakkam AGS Colony, in Saraswathi Nagar.

However, there are two versions of what happened at the time of the crime, the News Minute reported.

Around 8:45 pm on Monday night, Akash who lives in the neighbourhood, came outside Indhuja’s residence. As per the reports, Indhuja and her family were initially reluctant to open the door, but Aakash persisted, claiming he only wanted to speak to Indhuja for a few minutes.

Reportedly, when they opened the door, he took the can of petrol in his hand and poured it on Indhuja. Her mother Renuka and her sister Nivedha, who were nearby, also got doused in petrol. Scared, Indhuja then ran into her bedroom to escape from Aakash.

While according to other reports, he came in and there was an argument. An angry Aakash then went outside the house and found the can of petrol, and doused Indhuja with it.

In between the fight, a neighbour who heard the commotion came to intervene. Speaking to Puthiya Thalaimurai, he said, “He was pouring it on them, and by the time i took the can away from his hand and started asking what was happening, he lit the fire and ran away.”

“At that point, everyone started running as they caught fire. First, the boy ran away, then the mother who was on fire was running behind him, and I was behind them. I, too, got burned in the incident,” the neighbour says. “I wasn’t able to find out what happened to the two people who were inside,” he told Puthiya Thalaimurai.

Indhuja died of her injuries on Tuesday morning at the Kilpauk Medical College (KMC) hospital in the city. Her mother Renuka has 49% burns, and sister Nivedha has 23% burns. Both of them are critical, and getting treatment at KMC.

Akash, who fled away after the crime was nabbed on Tuesday morning.

An engineering graduate, Indhuja was reportedly working in a company for the last few months. However, she hasn’t been going to work in the last one month, allegedly because of Aakash’s stalking.

Indhuja’s uncle told media persons, “He’s been stalking her for a month. My brother went abroad for some work. Perhaps knowing this, this man came home last night. They didn’t open the door. But he said he just wants to talk to her. He then poured the petrol on the girl and the mother and burned them and ran away.”

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Bengal town tension: ABVP burns Mamata’s effigy

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Kolkata, Sep 25 : The BJP’s students wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad on Tuesday torched an effigy of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and demanded resignation of state education minister in protest against the killing of two students in Islampur last week allegedly in police firing.

It also demanded a CBI probe into the killings.

ABVP activists assembled outside Swami Vivekananda’s ancestral home in north Kolkata’s Simla street and marched to the Dharamtolla crossing, where they were stopped by the police.

Some ABVP workers were allegedly injured when the police tried to disperse the agitators.

The police forcibly dispersed the crowd.

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Delhi: Bodies of two sisters found in drain

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New Delhi, Sep 25: In a shocking incident, bodies of two sisters, who had been missing since September 19, have been recovered from a drain, the police said on Tuesday. 

“After their parents could not find them for two days, they lodged a missing complaint on September 21,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Rajneesh Gupta told media, adding that they belonged to Seelampur area in Northeast Delhi.

The bodies of the two young girls, aged 19 and 22, were found on Monday evening in the Alipur drain of North Delhi’s Rohini area.

“There weren’t any visible injury marks on their bodies. The cause of death can only be ascertained after the post-mortem report,” the officer said.

In another incident, a Body of a woman was found in Nizamuddin area. Head was found in one bag and rest of body in another bag.

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Yamuna in spate, flowing above danger mark in Delhi

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New Delhi, Sep 25: The Yamuna river is flowing above the danger level in the national capital following the release of water from Haryana’s Hathnikund barrage due to heavy rains and flash floods in parts of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.

Since last few days, the north Indian states have been witnessing downpours resulting in an increase rivers water level.

The warning level mark of the Yamuna is 204 metres and the danger level mark is 204.83 metres.

“The water level of river Yamuna at Delhi Railway Bridge at 11 a.m. was 205.12 meters,” a Flood and Control Department official told IANS.

“The water is showing a rising trend and is expected to go up as Delhi is witnessing rains and more water is being released every hour from the barrage,” he added.

The water discharged from Hathnikund barrage, which provides drinking water to Delhi, normally takes 72 hours to reach the city, he said.

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