A 35-year-old woman J. Sandhya, who caught fire while pretending to immolate herself at Asifnagar, succumbed to her burns on Friday.

The victim’s son Maruti, 18, and daughter, Bhavani, 14, were reportedly pestering her with their mischief three days ago when she threatened to kill herself “unable to bear their behaviour”, police said. As they ignored her, the woman sprinkled kerosene on herself and lighted a match stick in a bid to scare them. As Sandhya brought the lighted matchstick too close to her, she caught fire and suffered critical burns. She was admitted to OGH, where she died while undergoing treatment on Friday.

Road mishap claims 1

Lijo Jacob, 24, a final-year engineering student, died while his friends Arvind, Kiran, Sravan and Narender suffered injuries when the car they were travelling in overturned at BN Reddy Nagar in Vanasthalipuram on Thursday, police said.

67-yr-old hit by scooter

B. Anasuya, 67, died when a speeding Honda Activa hit her from behind near Parisrama Bhavan at Basheerbagh on Thursday night. The victim was waiting for a bus when the accident occurred. She was a resident of P&T colony in Chikkadpally.

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