Hyderabad Police arrest man who set woman on fire

ANI | Updated: Dec 22, 2017 20:08 IST

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Dec 22 (ANI): The Hyderabad police on Friday arrested the accused for setting a 25-year-old woman ablaze in full public view in Secunderabad city of Telangana.

A case under section 307 of IPC & ST/SC Atrocity Act has been registered.

Meanwhile, speaking to ANI, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) North Zone, B Sumathi said "The reason behind the incident was she rejected the marriage proposal of the accused".

Adding, "After she rejected him, he didn't want her to accept anybody else also".

The empathetic incident took place earlier in the week in Lalaguda area of the city.

According to reports, the accused called the victim at the spot, where he poured kerosene on her and set her on fire.

Soon after committing the heinous act, the accused fled from the spot.

Passersby took quick cognisance and put out the fire.

The woman has suffered 50 percent burns and her condition is said to be critical.

The investigation is underway. (ANI)