A 34-year-old man attempted to set ablaze a woman and her daughter in Chanakyapuri area. Sola police have registered an offence against the accused.
Chandrakant owns a medical store in the area. A woman living in the neighbourhood used to buy medicines from his shop.
Chandrakant started stalking the woman after she rejected his advances. About a year ago, Chandrakant filmed the woman while she was taking a bath and started pressuring her for a relationship by threatening to make her video viral. A week ago, the woman had gone to Ranip and Chandrakant followed her there, too. But when the woman raised an alarm, locals came to her help and thrashed Chandrakant.
“On Friday, Chandrakant barged into her house and pressured her to have a relationship with him. But when the woman didn’t give in to any of his threats, he poured some inflammable liquid on the woman and her daughter and set them on fire. The accused also received minor burn injuries. All three are under treatment at the hospital.