Woman Police Officer Set on Fire by Traffic Policeman in Kerala
The attacker, who is reportedly a member of the Aluva traffic police team, also suffered burns from the incident.
A woman police officer was reportedly set on fire by a traffic policeman in Kerala’s Alappuzha district on Saturday, 15 June.
The police officer, identified as one Soumya Pushkara, is survived by her husband and two children, reported Scroll.in, quoting Manorama.
According to the local Malayalam website, the incident took place when Pushkaran was on her way home. She was attacked by the traffic policeman, identified as Ajaz, who hit her scooter with his car and reportedly hacked her with a knife. When Pushkaran attempted to escape, he doused her with kerosene and set her on fire, reported Manorama.
Ajaz, who is reportedly a member of the Aluva traffic police team, also suffered burns from the incident. He was reportedly caught by a passerby when he attempted to escape, and was admitted to the ICU in the Alappuha Medical College hospital.
(This is a developing story, more details awaited.)
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