Kerala woman set ablaze by live-in partner after argument over posting video online, dies

Thiruvananthapuram: A woman, who was allegedly set ablaze by her live-in partner following a dispute over posting a video on Instagram, succumbed to her injuries at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College on Thursday.

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According to the police, 28-year-old Aathira was set on fire allegedly by her live-in partner Shanavas in Anchal, Kollam district. Both were living together for a long time and have a three-month-old baby, stated the police.

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The couple had an altercation on Tuesday regarding posting a video on Instagram which was shot by Aathira, said the police, adding that during the altercation, Shanavas poured kerosene over Aathira and set her on fire.

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Along with Aathira, her live-in partner also sustained burn injuries, the police said. Both were taken to a city hospital from where they were later shifted to Thiruvananthapuram Medical College.

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Shanavas, who have suffered about 40 percent burn injuries, is currently undergoing treatment at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College, said the police.

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On the complaint of Aathira’s mother, a case has been registered against Shanavas.

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