In Dumka, an eccentric young man sprinkled petrol on a young woman and set her on fire, diedWritten By Suresh Prasad Nikhar | Published on Oct 7, 2022, 18:26 IST | 1665147400459Dumka: Once again the case of petrol sprinkled incident has come to the fore in Dumka. The fire of the Ankita Singh murder case was not yet extinguished that in Bhalki village of Jarmundi police station area, an eccentric young man in one-sided love sprinkled petrol on a young woman and set her on fire.
A woman, who was allegedly set on fire by a person after she apparently did not reciprocate his overtures in Jharkhand's Dumka district, succumbed to her burn injuries in the early hours on Friday, police said.
Maruthi Kumari, a scorched girl in critical condition, was admitted to Phulozhano Medical College Hospital in Dumka from where she was referred to Ranchi RIMS for better treatment where she died this morning.
According to the information, Maruti Kumari is originally a resident of Bhairopur village of Jama police station area, while Rajesh Raut, who carried out the incident, is a resident of Maheshpur village of Hansdiha police station area.
Maruthi had gone to her maternal grandmother's house in Bhalki village of Jarmundi police station area and was sleeping with her grandmother last night.
At around 1 o'clock in the night, eccentric Rajesh Raut reached his maternal grandmother's house and, while sleeping, sprinkled petrol on Maruti and set it on fire.
In critical condition, he was admitted to Phoolo Jhano Medical College Hospital in Dumka where after his initial treatment he was referred to Ranchi RIMS where Maruti died today while the accused youth has been arrested by the police.
The police is interrogating the young man. The police is investigating the whole matter. While a check of Rs 1 lakh was given to the family members by the district administration for better treatment of the girl.