Bengaluru, March 13: A 21-year-old pre-university dropout student set his girlfriend's house on fire which is located at Saibabanagar, Srirampura. After his girlfriend's rejection, he set her on fire. The girl, an engineering student sustained 60 percent burns and she was admitted to St John's Hospital, in critical condition.
According to police reports to media, Deepak Shivakumar, a resident of LN Pura near Bandireddy Circle, poured 20 litres of petrol on the main door and window of Meghana's house and set it on fire. Meanwhile, neighbour's broke the door and rescued her family members-- her father P Natarajan, mother Anupama and sister Sanjana.
After the attack plan, Deepak, who works in a medical shop at Devaiah Park got arrested by the police. Noticing the injuries while climbing the wall (after burning house), police questioned him. He admitted after long inquiry that he set her house on fire because he was upset with her (Meghana) relationship.
After getting medical treatment Natarajan, his wife and younger daughter got discharged on Saturday, March 12 from Victoria hospital,but Meghana is still in critical condition and fighting for her life.
According to family information, Meghana and Deepak were in a relationship since past four years, Deepak was upset because Meghana was concentrating on her studies and was not giving enough time to their relationship.
Meghana, was pursuing her higher studies and is very serious towards her studies. She even used to give advice to Deepak to be independent.
According to family information, earlier Deepak forcibly took Meghana to Mysuru to forcefully marry her in a temple. But Natarajan got clue about his plans and called him and said "we will do marriage in a traditional way and advised him to come back."
Meghana's father was not happy with the relationship and was trying to accept Meghana's choice. He even said "only they will allow this marriage if they both got jobs." Deepak even fought with her father for questioning him.