A policewoman was hacked and burnt alive be on Saturday afternoon at Vallikkunnam in Mavelikkara of n Alappuzha district. Police have arrested the suspected culprit.Civil Police Officer Soumya P (30) was on her way home on her two-wheeler around 3.30 pm when the gory incident took place. She had reached quite near her house when a car knocked her down.
He then came out of the car and raising a machete , he moved in a dangerous manner towards her. Soumya, moved and tried to escape. But the culprit followed her and hacked her to make her fall on the ground. He then poured fuel on her and set her on fire. She died instantaneously while the man sustained burns.
Police are yet to determinevthe cause behind the murder and hope to get a clearer picture of the intention behind the ghastly murder after quizzing the arrested person.Soumya is a mother of three and her husband works abroad.