Ernakulum: The mother of Devika, the girl set on fire to death by the youth in Kakkanad revealed that the youth was intended to have killed the whole family. She said that she and her younger child have a hair-split escape from the incident. Malayalam news website reports.
The youth poured petrol over the mother-and younger daughter duo also. Shalan, Devika’s father, who tried to save the daughter, was seriously burned from the incident and he was admitted at a hospital.
Neighbors expressed suspicion over whether the youth reached at the victim’s home after pouring petrol. Midhun and Devika was burring alive when the neighbors arrived at the spot, they reportedly said.