20-year-old dies week after she set ablaze her in south Kashmir

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Srinagar: A 20-year-old woman on Tuesday died at a hospital here, a week after she allegedly set herself ablaze at Kund area of Qazigund in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

The woman (name withheld), hailing from Nageenpora Kund, was at her in-laws house when she set ablaze herself on 17 March, official sources said. The woman was taken to SHMS hospital here soon after the incident and she succumbed to the severe burn injuries early on Tuesday.

A police officer told that she had suffered 60% burn injuries and an FIR (05/2020) under IPC section of 309 was registered on 17 March when the incident happed.

“We are investigating as to what led her take such an extreme step and if it turns out that anyone has abetted the suicide, he or she would be taken to task,” the police officer said, adding, “Now that the woman has succumbed to the injuries, more IPC sections will be added to the FIR already registered in connection with incident.” (GNS)

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