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Woman set ablaze inside train in Kannur

Woman set ablaze inside train in Kannur

Kannur : In a gruesome murder attempt, a lady was set on fire inside a railway coach at the Kannur railway station on Monday early morning. The injured woman has been identified as Pathu alias Khadeeja from Kondotty, Mallapuram and is being treated at the Kozhikode medical college hospital.

 The incident happened at about 4.30 am when Khadeeja boarded the Kannur-Alapuzha Executive Express. A youth entered the bogie and poured kerosene and set her ablaze. The woman sustained over 40 percent burn injuries and was taken immediately by the police and co-passengers to the Kannur district hospital and after giving first aid was rushed to the Kozhikode Medical College hospital.

 Khadeeja ran out of the compartment when the fire started spreading from her seat and on seeing this the youth too escaped and fled. Police are on the hunt for the youth and the RPF too is assisting the probe. The rail seat occupied by Khadeeja was completely burnt and railway officials replaced the bogie and the train left Kannur station at about 5.45 am. Police informed that more details on the incident would be known only after taking the statement of Khadeeja.

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