Rajhmundary, January 31: In yet another case of a stalker taking the life of an innocent victim, a 14-yearold eighth standard student Hema Madhuri in Vetlapalem village in Katernikona mandal in the district was burnt to death. Balram, the stalker poured kerosene on her and set her ablaze this evening. Madhuri received 80 per cent burns.
According to the police, Balram had been harassing the girl for the past several days. When Madhuri informed her parents, they theatened Balram that they would lodge a police complaint against him if he did not mend his ways.
Allegedly enraged by this, Balram, along with a few of his friends barged into Madhuri’s house this evening when she was alone, threw kerosene on her and set her ablaze.
On hearing her cries, locals rushed to the spot and informed the police. She was shifted to KIMS in Amalapuram where she died while undergoing treatment.
Meanwhile, the police have launched a massive hunt for Balram who escaped from the scene.