Vijayawada: A stalker set a girl on fire after she rejected his proposal at Hanumanpet in Vijayawada city of Krishan district of Andhra Pradesh on Monday night.
Identified as 20-year-old Chinnari, the victim was working as a nurse at a Covid care center in Vijayawada city. Hailing from Vissannapeta in Krishna district, Chinnari was staying in a rented room along with her friends close to her working place.
The accused S Nagabhusanam, a native of Srirampuram village under Reddigudem Mandal in Krishna district, has been stalking her for the past few months.
Unable to bear the harassment, Chinnari lodged a complaint with Governorpet police station in Vijayawada city a few days ago. Police later warned Nagabhusanam and let him go after he furnished an undertaking that he wouldn’t harass her. The girl later withdrew her complaint.
Later when the girl was returning home from work, Nagabhusanam chased her again. A heated argument followed and Nagabhusanam sprinkled petrol on Chinnari and set her on fire. The girl suffered severe burn injuries and died on the spot.
The accused also suffered burn injuries in the incident. He has been shifted to a government hospital in Vijayawada city.
Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ramesh, and Inspector of Suryaraopeta police station Suryanarayana visited the spot. Governorpet police registered a case and investigation is on.