Police within the southern Indian metropolis of Hyderabad say they’ve arrested a person after a girl was burned to loss of life throughout an argument.

Sandhya Rani, a 25-year-old receptionist, was on her manner house when she was attacked at about 18:00 native time (12:30 GMT) on Thursday, police advised the BBC.

Folks rushed to assist Ms Rani however she died on her option to hospital.

The accused, Karthik Vanga, 28, is a former colleague.

He used to work in the identical firm as Ms Rani till just a few months in the past, police advised BBC Telugu’s Deepthi Bathini.

When he approached her on Thursday, the 2 have been seen arguing earlier than the person pulled out a can of kerosene, poured the gasoline on her and set her alight, police alleged.

They stated there had been allegations that Mr Vanga had been pursuing Ms Rani with marriage proposals for 2 years. She had repeatedly rejected the proposals however police stated it was unclear whether or not any criticism in opposition to him had been lodged.

Scrutiny of violence in opposition to ladies in India has grown for the reason that 2012 gang rape and homicide of a scholar on a Delhi bus, and has led to the formulation of more durable legal guidelines geared toward coping with such assaults.

Nonetheless, brutal assaults in opposition to ladies and youngsters proceed to be reported throughout the nation.

In accordance with authorities figures, there are a whole lot of assaults in opposition to ladies involving acid annually in India – campaigners say they’re usually focused by jealous companions or stalkers.