A woman immolated herself in Kolkata [Representative image]& |  Photo Credit: iStock Images
- The now-deceased woman hailed from Canning, South 24 Parganas district.
- Her neighbours heard her arguing with her partner late on Tuesday night.
- Police rushed her to a hospital where she breathed her last on Wednesday morning.
Kolkata: A 38-year-old woman immolated herself at her rented apartment in Kolkata’s Azadgarh locality in the initial hours of Wednesday following an altercation with her partner.
Anita Sardar, a mother to two children, was a native of Canning, South 24 Parganas. She worked as a caretaker in Kolkata. She went back to Canning following the imposition of the pandemic-induced lockdown and had returned recently after the government lifted restrictions. An argument flared up between her and her partner on Tuesday night over the rent of the apartment, following which she immolated herself.
Woman succumbs to burn injuries
Police officials, after receiving information, immediately rushed to the spot and found the woman with burn injuries. They immediately rushed her to NRS Hospital, where she breathed her last during treatment on Wednesday.
“Tarun Sardar, a taxi driver, used to drop by to meet the woman. On Tuesday, neighbours heard them arguing around 12:30 am. According to them, she set herself on fire in a fit of rage,” a report by The Times of India quoted a police officer as saying.
The officer added that the woman’s partner also sustained burns injuries as he attempted to douse off the flames.
In another incident, a Class 12 girl was allegedly molested by two men in Salt Lake while she was on her way back home with her brother.
The girl, in her complaint, stated that the two accused passed obscene remarks, removed her dupatta and touched her inappropriately while she was returning home from private tuition. When her brother confronted them, they allegedly assaulted him.
After receiving the complaint, Bidhannagar police tracked the two accused on the basis of the description provided by the girl. They were arrested on Wednesday.