Hyderabad: Woman sets self on fire, dies in lift

Hyderabad: Woman sets self on fire, dies in lift

HYDERABAD: A woman set herself on fire in her Gopanapalli flat in the early hours of Tuesday. After torching herself, 31-year-old Kankanala Sravanthi ran towards the lift on the third floor. Security guards found the charred body inside the lift. A case of abetment of suicide was registered against her husband K Santosh Kumar and mother-in-law.

Police said the woman had a tiff with her husband and mother-in-law and was upset after the argument. She took the extreme step soon after. “She set herself on fire in her bedroom. The family found out only after 10-15 minutes later after hearing her cry. She ran towards the lift while the security tried to douse the fire,” said Chandanagar inspector B Ravinder.

She died on the spot. According to cops, the incident took place at around 3.50 am. “Sravanthi and her husband have been getting into frequent arguments in the last few days,” said Chandanagar SI Ahmed Pasha. He said thanks to a CCTV camera in the hall, the incident was recorded. “We have not found any suicide note,” said the inspector.


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