25-year-old Indian college lecturer dies of injuries after being burned alive by stalker

A 25-year-old Indian college lecturer, who sustained serious burn injuries after allegedly being set on fire by a stalker, has died.

According to the woman's family, the attacker had been persistently harassing the teacher for a while.

The incident occurred a week ago as she made her way to work at a college in central Maharashtra state, when the man used a stick soaked with petrol to set her alight.

The young woman was put on a ventilator on Friday having sustained 40% burns to her body, with deep injuries on her scalp, limbs, back and face, but sadly passed away on Monday.

Following the incident, the attacker has been arrested and currently remains in police custody, with several locals in the town of Hinganghat holding a march, demanding the death penalty for the accused.

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