Stalker stabs teacher near church, arrested

The youth was enraged after he came to know about the woman’s engagement.

NAGERCOIL: A case of a stalker avenging a young teacher, who is engaged to be married in five days, by stabbing her in public glare in front of a church on the New Year eve has come as a rude shock to the people of Nithravilai in Kanniyakumari district.

A 27-year-old youth, identified as S Fegi Castro of Chinnathurai, inflicted injuries on a 25-year-old teacher at the entrance of a church near Nithravilai on Saturday night, police said.

The victim from Chinnathurai coastal hamlet is a post graduate and is teaching at a private polytechnic college in Tirunelveli district. She is betrothed and her marriage has been fixed on January 5, 2017.
Recalling the incident, sources in the police said that on Saturday, the victim went with her relatives to attend the New Year mass.

When she emerged from the church after the mass, Castro allegedly stabbed her with a knife. The woman fainted and the youth was thrashed by the people present before he was handed over the Nithravilai police.
The accused is a fisherman and a school dropout, the police said.

According to the sources, Fegi had been stalking the victim, following which the woman had lodged a complaint.

“Six months ago, Fegi was called for a police inquiry. After he was warned by the police, he stopped stalking the girl,” a police officer said. However, on learning about her marriage, Fegi was disturbed and assaulted the girl, he said.

The young woman is said to be stable. The Nithravilai Police have filed a case against Fegi under Aections 294 (b) (uttering obscene words in public place), 307 (attempt to murder) and 506 (ii) (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 4 of the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Woman Act, and arrested him.

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