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Refused to talk; man sets woman on fire

Salomi was friendly with Sundaramurthy, but he thought that they were heading towards a relationship. On realising this, Salomi stopped talking to him. Upset over this, Sundaramurthy went to Salomi’s office, poured petrol on her and set her afire.
 

Refused to talk; man sets woman on fire
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Bengaluru, First Published Feb 22, 2020, 9:23 AM IST
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Vadalur: A 26-year-old woman was set on fire at her office in Vadalur,  Tamil Nadu, by a private bus conductor. It is reported that the man poured petrol on her and set her afire, as she stopped talking to him. 

The victim has suffered 20% burn injuries and is undergoing treatment in a government hospital. The victim, J Salomi, lives with her two children in Neyveli, and works with a private firm. Her husband John Victor, works in the Army.

According to reports, she was friends with the bus conductor Sundaramurthy, a native of Arasur.

Sundaramurthy thought they were heading towards a relationship. When Salomi found this out, she stopped talking to him and this led to the brutal incident.  

Sundaramurthy has been booked under Sections 307, 354, 294 (b) and the SC/ST Act. 

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