The Hush Post| 6:04 am | one-minute-read
An 18-year-old girl undergoing treatment at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi after she was allegedly set on fire by her stalker has died. She died on Sunday.
The stalker set her ablaze for rejecting his advances.
“The woman had suffered around 77 per cent burns and was brought to the hospital in a very critical condition. Most of the injuries were on her face and lungs. She died at around 10 am,” the hospital staff was quoted as saying.
Sources said, immediately after the victim’s death, her mother suffered a massive heart attack and was admitted in the same hospital. The 31-year-accused in the case is a taxi driver. He attacked the girl when she was returning from college on December 16 in Rishikesh, officials said.
The victim was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Rishikesh on Monday with 70 to 80 per cent burns. She was flown to Delhi in an air ambulance on Wednesday and admitted to the burns ward at Safdarjung Hospital, officials said.
“The accused poured petrol on the woman and set her ablaze. After hearing her cries for help, locals rushed to the spot and took her to the hospital,” police said.
Agitating students of the university have demanded capital punishment for the accused. The accused has been arrested on the same day the crime was committed.
Incidentally, this happened on December 16, exactly six years after Nirbhaya was gangraped in a Delhi bus.