In Kochi, Girl set ablaze for rejecting love, youth too succumbs to injuries

In Kochi Kakkanad Irked over his love proposal being rejected, a youth doused petrol on the body of a plus two student and then set her ablaze. He barged into her house late last night and committed the crime. The youth who sustained injuries died later. The girl has been identified as Devika alias Paru (17), daughter of Shalan and Moli of Kakkanad. The youth has been recognised as Nithin, a native of North Paravoor.

It has been hinted that he took the extreme step after she rejected his love. He reached her house in his bike, knocked the door and woke up her family.

As soon as he reached her house, he told Shalan that he wanted to see his daughter. When she woke up and came, he doused petrol on her body. Soon the fire spread to his body also. Shalan too sustained injuries when he tried to save his daughter. On being informed by the locals, the police reached the spot and took them to the hospital. Both died in the hospital later.

Mithun planned to kill everyone

Molly, mother of Devika set ablaze, said the youth Mithun planned to kill all from the family. He doused petrol on my body also, she said. Molly, who fell unconscious following the incident, has been admitted in the hospital.

Meantime, a neighbour said that he suspect the youth to have doused petrol on his body before reaching the house. She said she saw flames on both their bodies when she came. The girl died on the spot itself. The neighbour said Mithun is a distant relative of the girl and that he had seen him coming to the house many times.

One of Devika’s friends said that he used to disturb her at the tuition centre also. She said there was a verbal dispute between the two last evening.

He had been disturbing her since class eight

The horrific incident in Kakkanad has become the latest among several love failure murders which have become frequent in the state. According to reports, the youth named Mithun had done enough planning to kill Devika as revenge for rejecting his marriage proposal.

Reports suggest that Mithun had been disturbing Devika for the last three years. According to sources, Devika’s mother had even filed a complaint against Mithun at the police station following an altercation between the two regarding this matter.

According to a neighbour, Mithun came to the house after getting drenched in petrol. He also pointed out that the youth had used to come to Devika’s house before. Meanwhile, Devika’s classmate has revealed that Mithun used to disturb Devika while she was on her way to the tuition class.


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