Woman sets herself ablaze in apartment complex

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: A woman said to be in her mid-twenties died after she set herself ablaze in an apartment complex behind Pondy Bazaar on Tuesday.

According to Mambalam police, the woman, whose identity was yet to be established, had set herself ablaze on the third floor corridor of the apartment on Masilamani Street around 1 p.m. A resident in the apartment said that the woman did not belong to the apartment.

“I heard screams and rushed to find a person burning in the third floor passage way,” said the man who runs a mobile tailoring unit on the street. “It was the police who confirmed that the charred body was that of a woman.”

The police, who have registered a case under Section 174 of Cr.P.C., said that the woman had come into the apartment with a can of kerosene .

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