Mysuru woman sets lover on fire after he made her abort and refused to marry her

The accused allegedly plotted the murder after Mansoor Moosa, 27, a tea vendor at Mysuru railway station, spurned her proposal despite having sexual relations with her

Mysuru woman sets lover on fire after he made her abort and refused to marry her

A 21-year-old shop attendant allegedly set her lover ablaze inside a lodge at Cottonpet, Majestic, west Bengaluru, after he refused to marry her.

The accused, K Shruthi, plotted the murder after Mansoor Moosa, 27, a tea vendor at Mysuru railway station, spurned her proposal despite having sexual relations with her, the police told The Times of India.

The incident took place on November 28 and Moosa succumbed to burns on December 2.


Based on the victim's complaint, Cottonpet police arrested Shruthi, a resident of Kuvempunagar, Mysuru.

Shruthi and Mansoor had an affair since March 2013. After discontinuing her para medical course, Shruthy came to Bengaluru in 2012 for work. She used to visit her visually-challenged mother Kumari in Mysuru weekly once. Every time, Shruthi would take a train and buy tea from Mansoor, a tea vendor at platform number VII. Soon their friendship blossomed into an affair, the
TOI
report said.

However, when she became pregnant in June, Mansoor refused to marry her and instead, forced her to abort.

When she realised that Mansoor had no plans to marry her, she decided to kill him, police said.

As per the plan, Shruthi invited Mansoor and both stayed at a lodge on November 27. On November 28 night, she fed Mansoor sedative-laced food and when he was asleep, she poured kerosene, set him on fire and fled.

Later, staff at the lodge shifted Mansoor to Victoria Hospital, where he succumbed to burns. Police tracked Shruthi with the help of CCTV footage at the lodge.

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