A B.Tech final year student, Talari Aruna, who was allegedly set ablaze by her lover Nakerkanti Saidulu, died at a private hospital in Hyderabad while undergoing treatment.

The police confirmed that they had received information from the deceased’s kin that the 21-year-old girl had succumbed to burns on Sunday evening.

On November 17, the accused, Saidulu, allegedly set Aruna on fire after dousing her with kerosene at his finance office, when she rejected his sexual advances. On November 18, the police arrested Saidulu. The police revealed that the incident was the result of an argument between the duo as Aruna insisted on marrying him, but Saidulu, who was married with two children, refused and forced himself on her.