Anchal (Kollam): A young woman who was receiving treatment for severe burns has died as a result of her injuries. The deceased has been identified as Edamulackal Thumbikkunil native Athira (28).
A man named Shanavas (32) who lived with the woman also suffered burn injuries and is being treated at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital. Shanavas is currently under police surveillance as a result of Athira’s dying declaration.
According to the police, Athira and Shanavas had a verbal altercation on Tuesday around 7 p.m. Shanavas used this to douse Athira in kerosene and set her on fire. Shanavas was also seriously injured during the attempt.
Athira and Shanavas were living together for two years.