Andhra Teen Arrested For Setting Hearth Round Village To “Reform” Her Mom

Along with burning garments in her personal home thrice, on April 30, Could 12 and Could 16, police mentioned.


Affected by her mom’s ‘dangerous’ behaviour, a 19-year-old woman from Sanambatla village in Tirupati district went on an arson spree for a couple of month, setting hearth in 12 locations within the neighbourhood, police mentioned on Monday.

Geared toward evicting her circle of relatives from the village in Chandragiri mandal to a different place to ‘reform’ her mom, Keerthi, who failed in intermediate examinations has resorted to such excessive steps.

“Keerthi believed that incidents of fireside may immediate her household to develop into superstitious and vacate the village to attain her final goal of reforming her mom. So, she began burning garments in her household,” Tirupati ASP (Admin) J Venkat Rao instructed PTI on Monday.

In addition to garments, she set ablaze some haystacks as properly, making a concern psychosis within the village, leading to some residents even conducting rituals to propitiate the Gods from any purported curse on the village, together with the native MLA, police and authorities officers paying a go to to assuage the fearful folks and construct some confidence.

Along with burning garments in her personal home thrice, on April 30, Could 12 and Could 16, police mentioned Keerthi did the identical in neighbours houses as properly.

She was so upset along with her mom that she had even burnt the latter’s saree as soon as whereas she was sleeping which fortuitously didn’t find yourself in a catastrophe.

As police intensified vigil within the village and questioned a number of folks, inlcuding males from Keerthi’s dwelling, they lastly zeroed in on her on Monday when she confessed to her pyromaniac behaviour across the village previously one month.

Of their investigation, police have learnt that Keerthi had began burning issues even for foolish causes equivalent to one in all her pals not speaking to her.

Additional, police have additionally despatched the burnt supplies to the Forensic Sciences Laboratory (FSL), which concluded that no chemical was utilized in these incidents.

After concluding that Keerthi has resorted to such crimes, police registered a case underneath IPC sections 435 and 506, together with recovering Rs 30,000 from her which she stole from her personal mom.

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