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.