woman dies as a result of burn injuries; her live-in partner is under police surveillance.

Anchal (Kollam): young woman who was receiving treatment for severe burns has died as 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.

When the locals arrived on the scene after hearing cries, they discovered Athira running out of the house with fire all over her body. 
With the assistance of locals, Anchal police admitted both of them to the hospital.

Athira and Shanavas were living together for two years.

They also have six-month-old child. 
They had both previously married and had two children from their previous marriages.


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