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A teacher in India doused a fellow educator in kerosene and set her on fire in 2015, now he has been sentenced to life in prison.

A court in India on Tuesday, November 27, convicted a 30-year-old teacher of a private school in Hyderabad for killing a woman colleague by setting her ablaze in March 2015 and sentenced him to life imprisonment, according to a report by NDTV.

The accused, Challa Shiva Prasad was found guilty of murder. He was also fined him Rs. 2,000 (Dh 100), the Rachakonda Police commissionerate said.

Police said the 32-year-old woman teacher and Shiva Prasad used to have arguments over certain financial issues as well as work disagreements. On March 24, 2015 Prasad went to her house, where a quarrel again broke out over how the school should be run.

Next, when she went into the kitchen, Prasad locked the front door, pushed her down, doused her with kerosene and set her on fire.

Neighbours rushed to the house due to the noise and screams and found the body and Prasad next to it.

Hearing her screams, neighbours rushed to the house, broke open the front door and found her lying dead with Shiva Prasad standing near the body.

Based on a complaint filed by the woman's husband, a case was registered and Prasad was arrested, according to police, NDTV reported.