Nagpur: A 24-year-old woman lecturer, who was allegedly set ablaze by a jilted lover in Maharashtra's Wardha district near Hinganghat area on February 3, succumbed to her injuries on February 10.

 Dr Anup Marar, director, Orange City Hospital and Research Center, told media that the patient's condition had been deteriorating from 4 am today with oxygen saturation getting low. "The patient was declared dead at 6:55 am today. The probable cause of death was Septicemic shock. Her body has been handed over to police authorities for postmortem," he added.

The unmarried woman had suffered approximately 40% burn injuries and was being treated in a Nagpur-based hospital.

Police inspector Satyaveer Bhandivar said, "The incident took place when the woman was heading to college at around 7 am on February 3 morning. The man threw kerosene on the woman and set her on fire. The victim was taken to the hospital by the locals present at the site. She has been taken to Nagpur for further treatment."

Primary aid was provided to the patient, and her case was reviewed by the burns and plastic surgeon.

"She is noticed to be suffering from Grade III Deep dermal burns covering the scalp, face, right upper limb, left hand, upper back, full neck with an approximation of 40% burns with inhalational injuries affecting the respiratory system also," the hospital authorities said.

The accused, who is a married person, is absconding and a case has been registered with respect to this matter.