Woman Burnt Alive in Andhra Pradesh as Car Catches Fire on Highway

The incident happened in the early hours of Thursday, reportedly at Rayavaram mandal.

In a horrifying incident, an Andhra woman was burnt alive after the car in which she was travelling caught fire in Visakhapatnam district.

The incident happened in the early hours of Thursday, reportedly at Rayavaram mandal.

The woman, identified as Nagamani, was with her husband in the car at the time of the incident.

The husband managed to escape, after locals reportedly gathered at the spot and pulled him to a safe distance.

The locals also tried putting out the fire themselves, but to no avail.

Reports suggest that the central locking system of the car failed after the vehicle caught fire, which led to Nagamani's death.

According to a report by India Today, Nagamani and her husband Ramana were returning to Vijayawada from their native place, Purushottapuram, when the incident happened.

While the reason for the fire is still to be ascertained, the news channel TV9 reported that several questions still remained unanswered.

The channel claimed that the woman was sitting in the back seat, while her husband was sitting the front seat.

The report adds that the husband called relatives for help immediately after the accident, and not an ambulance or the police.

The police have registered a case and further details are awaited.

In a ghastly incident, a lady burn alive when Scorpio in which she was traveling caught fire on highway in Visakhapatnam. #andhrapradesh pic.twitter.com/oz0JCGNAZG

— Aashish (@Ashi_IndiaToday) April 20, 2017

(This article was originally published in The News Minute)