ADILABAD: A week after the horrendous murder of Swathi, a techie, at a railway station in Chennai, a 18-year-old girl was killed by slitting her throat in full public glare by a stalker at Bhainsa town in Adilabad district on Saturday.
M Mahesh, the accused, who was caught by the public and handed over to the police, was not repentant of his act and said he did not want the girl to get married to another person. Mahesh is a second year degree student.
The girl, D Sandhya (18), was a resident of Gopal Nagar in Bhainsa town. According to police, she had a relationship with Mahesh, who resided next door, about one-and-a-half years ago.
As Sandhya’s parents came to know about their affair, they decided to marry her off. In January this year, Sandhya’s parents fixed her marriage with another person. At the time of engagement, Mahesh entered the scene and disrupted the function declaring that he won’t allow the marriage to happen. As the engagement got cancelled, Sandhya’s family members lodged a complaint with Bhainsa police, who brokered peace between the families. Though the two families decided to forget the past, Mahesh was reportedly pestering Sandhya to marry him. Sandhya, however, turned down his proposal and started avoiding him.
Police said Mahesh was waiting for an opportunity to take revenge. On Saturday, Sandhya went to a nearby kirana shop at around 2 pm and Mahesh attacked her in full public view. Though Sandhya tried to free herself from his clutches, Mahesh slit her throat with a knife leaving her bleeding profusely and die instantly. Locals, who were shocked to witness the daylight murder caught Mahesh and handed him over to the police.