Setting women ablaze has become common these days. In this case, a woman employee Yamuna sustained 60% burns after her employer poured lab spirit on her and set her ablaze. She has been admitted to the Kilpauk Government Hospital.
She was working as a lab assistant in a private hospital a few years ago. One Raja her former colleague left the hospital and started a small medical laboratory. Yamuna joined the lab on a part time basis. As she was not regular to work, Raja was irritated. Moreover the lab had been making losses. Triggered by all this, Raja confronted Yamuna and it led to a heated exchange .In a fit of rage, Raja poured spirit on her and set her ablaze. She was rushed to hospital by other employees and passers by and is said to be out of danger.