Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 15: A woman civil police officer died after she was allegedly set ablaze on fire by a traffic police personnel in Kerala on Saturday, police said. The accused attacked the victim near her home at Mavelikkara in Alappuzha district. She died on the spot.
According to police, the accused allegedly poured petrol over the policewoman and set her ablaze this afternoon when she was on her way back home after work.
The victim was identified as Soumya Pushkaran,34, was posted at the Vallikkunnam station near Mavelikkara as CPO. The accused has been identified as Ajaz, who is also a civil police officer from Aluva traffic police. He hit the policewoman’s scooter by a car, following which she was knocked off from her two-wheeler.
According to local daily report, when the victim tried to run, the accused hacked her with a knife and poured petrol over her before setting her ablaze. In the attack, Soumya suffered severe injuries on her neck.
The accused also suffered burn injuries and was taken into custody, a police official told news agency.
He has been admitted to the Alappuzha Medical College Hospital. and is in the ICU.
The deceased was a mother of three children. The reason for the attack is yet to be ascertained, police said.
Shocking: Woman police officer burnt alive by traffic cop