Published: 09th March 2018
19-year-old student stabbed to death outside Meenakshi College in Chennai, accused nabbed
The victim was returning home after college around Friday noon when she was attacked by the assailant, a few metres away from her college
In a shocker right after International Women's Day, a first-year B.Com student of a Chennai Engineering College was stabbed to death outside her college on Friday afternoon. Identified as M Ashvini (19), the victim was stabbed while she was on her way home by the accused, who was out on bail at the time of the crime. The assailant has been arrested and taken into custody.
The accused, Alagesan allegedly stabbed M Asvini while she was walking on Loganathan Street, 100 metres away from her college. Both the accused and the victim are reportedly residents of Maduruvoyal, Chennai. Alagesan, who has a criminal case already registered against him was reportedly out on bail when the attack took place.
Ashvini was rushed to the hospital by locals but was declared brought dead. Alagesan was caught by bystanders who then handed him over to the police. He is said to be associated with a mineral water business.
This, however, is not the first such incident to shock the state:
February 16, 2018: A minor girl was torched by a 22-year-old spurned suitor, at Achampatti near Thirumangalam, in Madurai.
April 1, 2017: John Mathew (22) allegedly bludgeoned a girl to death and subsequently committed suicide by hanging at Mamallapuram. The investigation revealed the girl had decided to end the relationship which upset him and forced him to take the extreme step
April 21, 2017: Durga was crushed to death by her lover using a big stone at Poompuhar in Nagapattinam district. The accused Madhanraj of Nagapattinam district surrendered before Mayiladuthurai police.
September 15, 2017: S Dhanya (23) was hacked to death at her house in Coimbatore, allegedly by a man whose proposal she had rejected.
September 1, 2017: Francina (25), was allegedly hacked to death by her jilted lover J Keegan in a church at Thoothukudi.
August 3, 2017: K Sonali (19) was clubbed to death by her senior-Udayakumar (22) inside the classroom at a private engineering college near Karur after she rejected his proposal.
June 24, 2017: Swathi (24), an IT employee, was hacked to death at Nungambakkam railway station by a jilted lover which created an outrage.
(This is a developing story)