Woman dies of 95 per cent burns two weeks after molester set her on fire in Bandra
The woman confronted the accused for sexually harassing women in a slum pocket. Enraged, he poured petrol on her and set her ablazemumbai Updated: Jul 20, 2017 11:10 IST
Two weeks after a 25-year-old man set Amravati Harijan, 46, on fire after she confronted him for sexually harassing women in Bandra, she succumbed to 95% burns on Thursday night.
Bandra police said the incident took place in Ganesh Nagar, a slum pocket. The accused, Deepak Jat, was misbehaving with women in the area, when Harijan confronted him. Enraged, he poured petrol on her and set her on fire with a lighter.
Another woman, Kanta Ikka, and her two-year-old daughter Angel were in the vicinity when the incident occurred. While Kanta suffered 30% burns, Angel died of her injuries on April 22. She was being treated at Sion Hospital.
Senior police inspector Pandit Thakare of the Bandra police station told HT that Jat was booked under section 302 (punishment for murder) of the Indian Penal Code.
First Published: Apr 28, 2017 12:51 IST