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Indian woman burnt to death in Australia

December 05, 2013 18:42 IST

A 32-year-old Indian woman has died in Australia after suffering serious burn injuries, prompting police to launch a probe into her "horrendous and horrific" death.

Parwinder Kaur died on Tuesday after she suffered 85 per cent burns on her body.

Accoridng to Sydney Morning Herald, the detectives were now probing as to how she was doused in petrol and caught fire.

Her body was engulfed in flames from head to toe and she collapsed in her driveway.

The report said that her neighbours saw Kaur who ran screaming and on fire from her Rouse Hill home on Monday.

Police said her 34-year-old husband Kulwinder Singh tried stamp out the fire with his own hands.

Kaur had dialled emergency number for help. "She ran screaming from the house," one neighbour said, adding "She was on fire."

Another witness said she was burnt from the neck down.

"There was nothing left of her clothes. [Her husband] was screaming and she had a blanket over her, still smouldering."

Detective Superintendent Rob Critchlow said Singh had been interviewed but there were conflicting versions of events.

"It's a really horrendous, horrific death and very traumatic for the neighbours that assisted," Critchlow said.

Police said that Kaur had them earlier this year to report a domestic argument and the issue was resolved peacefully.

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