Covid nurse, 24, set on fire by stalker ex who was also killed when she grabbed hold of him & refused to let go

A  CORONAVIRUS nurse was set on fire by her stalker ex-boyfriend – then pulled him into the flames as he tried to escape. 

The 24-year-old victim, named locally as Chinnari, and jealous ex G Nagabhushanam both died of their burns after the sick attack.

The tragic nurse was ambushed on her way home from work at a Covid-19 clinic in the south eastern Indian city of Vijayawada

Her ex-boyfriend reportedly tried to win her back, and when she spurned his advances he doused her in kerosene and set her alight in the appalling attack in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Police said the victim grabbed 25-year-old Nagabhushanam and held onto him as she was engulfed in a fireball. 

While Chinnari died in the fire, her heartless attacker also suffered 80 per cent burns and later died of his injuries at the nearby Government General Hospital in Guntur, said officials. 


According to local police, the couple had been in a relationship for the past four years before they broke up earlier this year. 

However, Nagabhushanam refused to accept the breakup and began stalking and harassing Chinnari, trying to convince her to elope and marry him. 

The woman and her parents had lodged a complaint against her stalker ex with police on October 5, reported local media. 

He was called to the station and asked to sign an undertaking that he would not harass her any more. 

But just a week later, on Monday (Oct 12), Nagabhushanam launched his fatal attack on his former girlfriend after coming ready prepared with a kerosene can. 

Police inspector Sri MVS Nagaraju, who covers the city’s south division of Governorpet, told the Times of India that a report for murder has been filed. 

Officials will also investigate if Nagabhushanam’s death will be classed as a suicide. 


The violent form of attack is not unusual in India, where campaigners have been urging the country’s leaders to find a way to end violence against women after a series of high-profile gang rapes and murders in recent weeks. 

In February this year, an Indian college lecturer died a week after being set alight by a stalker who followed her to work in central Maharashtra state. 

Her death was followed by that of a 14-year-old schoolgirl in June, who died of her injuries after being doused in petrol and set ablaze in an attempted gang rape as she looked after her family’s goats. 

And the case of a 23-year-old rape victim who died in December last year in the state of Uttar Pradesh after being set on fire as she travelled to testify at the trial of the two men accused of raping her sent shockwaves around the world. 


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