A man who had become ultimately fed up with his girlfriend’s obnoxious manners, has decided to show his anger in a most brutal way.
A jilted lover identified only as Adarsh has taken revenge on his girlfriend by killing himself and the girl in India.
The man doused the girl in petrol and set her on fire in their class room at the School of Medical Education (SME). He then set himself on fire.
According to The Hindu News, the 25-year-old man, a 2009 batch student of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy programme offered by Department Physiotherapy at SME, is the son of Sinijan of Kailasamangalam House, Puthenthura, near Neendakara in Kollam district.
The girl has been identified as Lakshmi (21) a 2013 batch student of the same programme. She is the daughter of Krishnakumar of Sankaramangalam House, at Chingoli near Harippad in Alappuzha district.
According to Regi Ram, director in charge of the Gandhinagar campus of SME, the events that led to the tragic incident began when Adarsh, who had to appear for a supplementary examination on Wednesday, came into the girl’s classroom during the mid day break and wanted her to have a private talk. But the girl refused.
According to SME sources, both were seeing each other for some time, but the girl had backed out some time back. The boy was however, persistent with his overtures.
After the girl’s refusal on Wednesday, he went out and returned with a can of petrol which he poured over himself. A bewildered girl then ran out of the room trying to seek refuge in the library nearby. But the boy, in a frenzy, chased her, came into the library, poured the rest of the petrol on her and hugged her.
He threatened the other students who tried to rescue them with pouring petrol on them. When they stood back, he the girl on fire and then himself with the lighter he had kept with him, students said.
Both were immediately rushed to the Kottayam Government Medical College Hospital. Their depositions were made under magisterial presence. According to R.P. Renjin, resident medical officer (RMO) at the hospital, the boy had suffered 80% burn injuries and the girl 65%.
Adarsh succumbed to burn injuries by 7 p.m. and the girl after half-an-hour.
Two students who tried to help the girl also received burn injuries and have been admitted to hospital with minor injuries.