When Sita marries Moideen..

published on February 12, 2012

Woman burnt, abandoned by husband, his partner

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Woman-burnt-abandoned-by-husband-his-partner/articleshow/11854976.cms

CHENNAI: A severely burnt woman, who lay unattended on a platform at the Chetpet railway station for nearly two weeks, was taken to hospital on Saturday morning after an engineer  noticed her and alerted the 108 ambulance service. Doctors at the Kilpauk Medical College Hospital, where she was taken to, have described her condition as critical, as she suffered 50% burns.

The woman, Sita of Ukkadam in Coimbatore, said her husband Moideen and his partner took her to Tirupati where they doused her with kerosene and set her ablaze. However, she said she couldn’t remember how she managed to make her way to Chennai and lie on the railway platform in Chetpet.

On Saturday morning, G Murugandham, who works in an IT park, saw her on the platform. “Usually, I go to office in a van. Today, the van didn’t come and I decided to go by train. After buying my ticket, I found the woman lying on the platform with severe burns. There was an overpowering smell coming from her due to the burns. I called the 108 ambulance service and we took her to the Kilpauk Medical College Hospital,” he said.

Recalling the horror, Sita, who was severely burnt from the neck down, said, “My husband took me to Tirupati and constantly fought with me on the way, hurling abuses. He, his second ‘wife’ and another boy took me to a forest area, poured kerosene on me and set me on fire. I rolled on the grass and managed to survive.”

Moideen, who constantly fought with her as the couple didn’t have any children, decided to get married again, Sita said. “They shaved my head at Tirupati so that no one would recognize me. I cannot eat anything because of the pain. I have no idea why my husband decided to kill me. I am weak and have suffered too much,” she said.

The KMC police, who took Sita’s statement, registered a case and began investigations. “She hails from 13, Poomariamman Koil Street in Ukkadam, Coimbatore. She has also given us the addresses of her sister and her husband,” said a police officer.

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