Nagpur, Feb 10 : A 24-year-old lecturer who was being treated after she was set ablaze by a jilted suitor near Hinganghat in Wardha district a week ago, succumbed to her injuries here on Monday.
The victim, who had been set on fire last Monday, passed away at 6.55 a.m. after her condition worsened since Sunday night, said Orange City Hospital and Research Institute Director Dr Anup Marar.
” The probable cause of death was Septicemic shock. Her body has been handed over to police authorities for postmortem,” he added.The lecturer was set ablaze allegedly by a jilted lover in Maharashtra’s Wardha district near Hinganghat area on February 3. The unmarried woman had suffered approximately 40 per cent burn injuries and was being treated in a Nagpur-based hospital.
Police Inspector Satyaveer Bhandivar had said, “The incident took place when the woman was heading to her college at around 7 am on Monday (Feb 3) morning. The man threw kerosene on the woman and set her on fire.”
Having suffered extensive burns on her face, head, respiratory system, heart, she remained critical throughout her treatment and was placed on ventilator since 2 days.