Chennai: In a shocking incident, a 21-year-old youth named D. Sathish Kumar, who is a B.Sc student at a private institute in Vellore, slit the throat of his former girlfriend at a bus stop in Katpadi on Wednesday.
The 19-year-old girl, who is a nursing student in Vellore, has been admitted to the Christian Medical College (CMC) where she is said to be out of danger at present.
The police said that Satish and the girl, who are from the same village, were in a relationship for the past three years. The boy’s family had recently met the girl’s family with a marriage proposal which was turned down by the latter.
The police also said that the girl’s relatives strictly told her not to meet the boy after which she started avoiding him. Satish tried to meet the girl several times, but the girl refused to meet him.
On Wednesday morning, Satish followed the girl while she was going to her college. He stopped his bike in front of her and an argument broke out between the two. Satish, according to the police, took out a knife and slit her throat.
The girl fell unconscious, bleeding profusely. She was rushed to the Christian Medical College where she is presently recovering.
Satish tried to flee from the spot but the local people overpowered him and handed him over to the police.
After the incident came to light, the family members of the girl tried to attack Satish’s family, leading to the deployment of a strong police contingent in the village near Vellore to prevent any untoward incident.
It may be recalled that in May this year, a lady doctor working at a hospital in Vellore was raped by a group of men, including juveniles, when she was returning to the hospital along with her male friend. The male friend was beaten and tied up while the lady doctor was raped.
In another recent incident, a nurse working at a private hospital was raped when she was returning to her residence after midnight duty.
After the incidents, Vellore district Superintendent of Police, Rajesh Kannan, had directed the local police to conduct regular patrolling at all vital points in the city.