Krishnagiri: A 32-year-old woman died of burns while performing a ceremony to drive away evil spirits at Kallathupatti on Wednesday. Police said Ajitha, Hamsaveni and Sivagami of Kallathupatti were dancing with torches to drive away evil spirits when their saris caught fire. Ajitha sustained serious burn injuries and died in the Krishnagiri Government Hospital. The Bargur police are investigating.

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