A 25-year-old lecturer in Wardha, Maharashtra was set of fire last Monday by a stalker. Today morning, after a week-long batter, the girl succumbed to her injuries.
The girl was a resident of Hinganghat, Wardha, Maharashtra and was undergoing treatment in Nagpur’s Orange City Hospital and Research Centre after suffering 40% burns due to the attack. Last Monday, when the girl was en-route the college premise when Vikesh Nagrale, 27-year-old, set the victim ablaze.
The doctors who were treating the girl said that she was declared dead at 6:55 AM (IST).
The doctors said “Her health had been deteriorating and her blood pressure was also fluctuating. Her heart failed twice. The first time we could revive her, but not the second time”. They added, the burn injuries sustained by the 25-year-old lecturer from Hinganghat were deep and even caught on to infection, which affected her organs.
They said, “Her lungs were affected as all three layers of the skin were burned. She had suffered grade three level burns and inhalation injuries”.
The 25 year old lecturer has undergone 2 counts of debridement, dressings, and multiple upper limb fasciotomy.
Debridement is the medical procedure wherein the dead, infected, and damaged tissues are removed, whereas fasciotomy, a surgical process, is where the tissue (fascia) is cut off to relieve tension and pressure on the body due to which blood circulations was being affected.
Sunil Keswani, Director, Navi Mumbai based National Burns Center was flown down to Nagpur by the state government to administer the treatment of the 25 year old burn victim.
According to the relative of the victim, Nagrale, the accused, had been harassing her for a long time. He was arrested on the same day of the incident and was booked under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 307, and 326-A.
IPC 307: Attempt to murder
IPC 326-A: Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by use of substances like acid and others)
As the victim has died owing to the injuries, the charges are expected to be changed to murder.