According to The Times of India, Prema gave a dying declaration about her husband's shocking behavior. He was later arrested under charges of murder by Saidapet Police.
"Nagaraj stepped out of the car after setting her on fire. She managed to throw her children - Thisanth Raj, 4, and two-year-old Yashwanth Raj - through the open window on to the road. The children are out of danger and are admitted in KMC hospital for treatment," a police officer
While Prema managed to push out her kids from the car, she succumbed to her injuries. She was rushed to Kilpauk Medical College with high degree burns and died around 6pm on Sunday. Her four year old son Thisanth Raj is in a critical condition. The car was gutted in the fire.
The police said Prema married Nagaraj five years ago after her first husband deserted her. The couple lived at a house on Alaiamman Koil Street in Teynampet with their two children.