Ankita Singh, a class 12 student from Jharkhand’s Dumka, aspired to become a police officer. But her life was mercilessly snatched when Shahrukh, her alleged stalker, poured petrol on her from a distance and set her on fire. The incident happened on August 23.
She was first admitted to Phulo Jhano Medical College and Hospital in Dumka in a critical condition with 90 per cent burn injuries and later referred to RIMS. She died on Sunday.
New developments in Ankita’s murder have suggested that she was a minor and not a major as police had previously claimed.
Following uproar over Ankita’s death, SDPO Noor Mustafa has been removed from supervising the case. An inspector-level police officer will be investigating the case now, to be supervised by an SP-level officer, Dumka SP Amber Lakra told news agency ANI.