22-yr-old woman attacked, set on fire by 'lover' in Hyderabad

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Some passersby came to her aid and took her to the nearby hospital. Enraged by her decision, Karthik chose to kill her and set her ablaze. Police are in look out for accused and it is learnt that Karthik was taken into custody but officials denied it. He fled the scene after lighting fire even as initially bystanders stood watching. Then the attacker suddenly sprinkled petrol and set her on fire. Read Also Hyderabad: Seven of family found dead in suspicious state Sandhya was working as an accountant in an aluminium company for more than a year. He set her on fire and drove away before it could register on witnesses, NDTV said quoting police.

The victim Sandhya Rani has already informed her senior colleagues about the harassment she was facing by Karthik and they have warned him not to stalk and harass her.

Sandhya Rani's family is still in a state of shock - set afire by the very man who claimed to love her.

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The victim died at around 7.30 am while undergoing treatment at Gandhi Hospital in Secunderabad, Deputy Commissioner of Police (north zone) B Sumathi said. She succumbed to the severe burns on Friday morning. Karthik is also said to have worked in the office for some time but was removed from service for being irregular to work. "He has reportedly told the police that she didn't reciprocate his feelings", it added. "However, Sandhya insisted on continuing with the job and ended their relationship", DCP Sumathi said.

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. The accused, Karthik, was arrested late last night.

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