Hearing her cries, some passersby rushed and put out the fire.
The accused identified as Karthik was initially absconding but was later taken into custody. When she declined, he immediately took out a bottle of petrol and threw on her and set on fire.
Another senior police official said, "In our preliminary investigations we have learnt that a man, aged around 28, last evening called her to Lalaguda area". "What my son did was foolish, but it was Sandhya who drove him to this level of madness", said Karthik's mother V. Urmila, who received a call from her son after the crime.
Another officer of Telangana Police said, "The victim succumbed to her injuries around 7:30 am while undergoing treatment at Gandhi Hospital in Secunderabad". He came on a bike, poured kerosene on her, set her ablaze and fled. He was arrested on Friday and booked for murder, Sumathi said at a press conference. "He had been harassing her, pressing her to marry him and quit her job", DCP Sumathi told NDTV. The police made a decision to get the victim's statement (Dying Declaration) recorded through a magistrate.
"Karthik and Sandhya were in a relationship for the last two years". He told the investigators that he knew Sandhya for three years and loved her deeply.
According to the Indian Express report, a case has been registered against Karthik at the Lalaguda police station under Sections of IPC 302, 354, 354 D, and SC/ST Atrocities Act as Sandhya belonged to the Mala community. Holding back his tears, her elder brother N. Kiran said was eager to celebrate his birthday on Thursday, the fateful day when she could not return home alive.More news: Parents give teacher wine with son's face on label for Christmas
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