Cop arrested for setting on fire pregnant lover

May 6th, 2008 - 9:44 pm ICT by admin  

Chennai, May 6 (IANS) A police constable was arrested here after he set his pregnant lover afire, official sources said Tuesday. The woman is in a serious condition having suffered 80 percent burns, said officials at Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital.

Constable R. Kumaran, 30, lured S. Kumuda, 28, to the Andhra Pradesh border, 40 km from here, under the guise of marriage. He made her consume a large amount of alcohol whereupon she lost consciousness. Kumaran then doused her with petrol and set her afire, officials said quoting from Kumuda’s First Information Report at the hospital.

Battling for life in the burns ward of Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital, Kumuda recorded her allegation before once again losing consciousness, health officials told IANS.

Kumaran, arrested Monday under section 307 IPC (attempt to murder), has been remanded to police custody, official sources added.

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