KARUR/MADURAI : Close on the heels of the cold-blooded murder of IT employee Swathi at a railway station in Chennai, a 19-year-old student was clubbed to death by her senior inside the classroom at a private engineering college near Karur on Tuesday. Police suspect unrequited love to be the motive for the murder.
According to police, the victim, identified as K Sonali, hails from Manamadurai in Sivaganga district, and is studying third year civil engineering in a private engineering college near Karur. The accused Udayakumar (22) hailing from Paramakudi in Ramanathapuram was studying in the same college till last November after which it is said he had reportedly dropped out.
Sources claimed Udayakumar was in one sided love with Sonali, and proposed to her a couple of times but she refused downright and stopped talking to him. On Tueday, Udayakumar entered Sonali’s classroom and started to assault her with a wooden log. Though the faculty Sathish Kumar (24) tried to prevent the accused, he was overpowered and suffered severe injuries on his hands. Soon after the brutal assault , Udayakumar fled the spot. Sonali was taken to a private hospital in Karur, but she succumbed to her injuries.