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.
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.