Indian woman dies after being set on fire by alleged stalker

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An Indian college lecturer who was allegedly set on fire by a man accused of stalking her for months has died.

The woman died on Monday, a week after she was attacked on her way to work at a college in central Maharashtra state.

The victim had sustained 40% burns to her body, with deep injuries on her scalp, limbs, back and face.

Her alleged attacker, who has been arrested, is said to have used a stick soaked with petrol to set her alight.

Eyewitness Vijay Kukade said he stopped his bike when he heard her screams. He thought that someone had been in an accident.

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