Stalker Sets Girl Ablaze: Sandhyarani’s Relatives Want Karthik To Be Burnt To Death

Karthik and Sandhyarani  - Sakshi Post

Several women's rights organisations and the relatives of Sandhyarani, the girl who was set ablaze by Karthik, who stalked her, are demanding sternest possible punishment for Karthik. The relatives of the girl demanded that even Karthik should be set afire in retribution for the ghastly crime he had committed. Many are also questioning the efficacy of the safety measures being put in place by the government for women.

It may be recalled that Karthik was stalking Sandhyarani for quite sometime. Though she entertained him for few days, she felt she should move on as he was a unstable. Sandhyarani had even lodged a complaint with the owner of Lucky Traders, where both were working. The owner reprimanded Karthik. Unable to bear this, Karthik set her on fire on Thursday night in Lallaguda area. She died in the hospital while under treatment. The police said a case has been booked against Karthik under sections 307, 354 D of the Indian Penal Code and the SC, ST Atrocities Prevention Act.

On Friday, Karthik's mother Urmila too had said that her son should get maximum punishment and advised the youth not to resort to violent acts. She said she can understand the pain and the loss of Sandhyarani's mother. Urmila also said that she herself took her son to the police station and encouraged him to give up.

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