2 charred, 3 injured as jilted man sets woman’s house afire

East Godavari: Two persons, including a boy, were charred and three others suffered severe burns after a jilted man set fire to the house of a young woman in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh in the early hours of Wednesday.

Accused M Srinivas targeted the woman’s house at Dulla village under Kadiyam Mandal after she spurned his proposal of love and married another man recently. The police said Srinivas poured petrol on the house and lit it when the inmates were fast asleep.

The woman and her husband were in another village at the time of the attack. The fire left her sister and her aunt’s son charred. This is not the first time Srinivas had harmed her family members. A couple of days ago, he had injured her aunt with a knife.

The three persons injured in the fire have been shifted to a government hospital, where two of them are said to be critical.

The police have launched a manhunt for Srinivas. The incident has sent shock waves among the residents of Kadiyam region.

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