Published: 31st January 2019
Love Triangle: 18-year-old student stabbed to death by classmates over sending messages to girl at B'luru college
Police said that the incident took place around 8.20 am in the toilet located on the fourth floor of the college building
In a ghastly incident, an 18-year-old second PU student was stabbed to death by his two batchmates over sending messages to a girl student. The incident took place in the premises of Soundarya Composite PU College in Bagalagunte police station limits on Wednesday morning. The police have arrested two including a minor in connection with the murder.
The deceased has been identified as Dayasagar SD, a resident of Manjunatha Nagar near Bagalagunte, while the accused is identified as Rakshith P (18), a resident of Mallasandra near Bagalagunte. The arrested boy in conflict with law is aged 17 years. All the three were studying PUC (Commerce) second year.
Police said that the incident took place around 8.20 am in the toilet located on the fourth floor of the college building. The two accused attacked Dayasagar and stabbed him in the neck. Hearing his screams, the college staff rushed him to a nearby hospital while others nabbed the two accused. Dayasagar succumbed to injuries after a while at the hospital.
“Interrogation of the accused has revealed that both Dayasagar and Rakshith were in love with the same girl studying in the college. Both had warned each other to stay away from the girl. There were frequent fights between the two over the same matter. Dayasagar had allegedly assaulted Rakshith a week ago and that is when he decided to teach the former a lesson. He roped in his minor friend to execute it. As per the plan, he carried a knife to the college on Wednesday morning. Before the classes started, he sent his friend to bring Dayasagar to the toilet on the pretext of arranging a compromise between them. When an unsuspecting Dayasagar went there, the minor held him tightly while Rakshith stabbed him in the neck,” the police said, adding that the duo was trying to escape but the staff stopped and detained them swiftly.
Suresh, principal of the college, said that it was holidays for other students to prepare for the exams but some remedial students were asked to attend special classes as the exams are nearing. “Similarly, Dayasagar, Rakshith and other students were also supposed to attend the class but some of them had come early before college time (8.30 am) on Wednesday. We were busy with the preparations for practical exams for science students. Meanwhile, we heard a commotion and went out to check. Dayasagar had managed to come till the first floor with the help of other students and he was taken to hospital in a college vehicle”.
“While on transit, we asked him who had done it and he named Rakshith. Soon I asked the staff to keep him with them in the staff room till the police arrive,” Suresh said. When questioned what had led to the fight between the students, he said he was not aware and the police are investigating it.