Published: 30th May 2023
Pune engineering student stabs boyfriend, then tries to kill self
The couple had a major fight in their private hostel room in the Lonikand area of the city
A 21-year-old engineering student allegedly killed her boyfriend after a brawl and then attempted suicide in Maharashtra's academic capital Pune. The shocking incident took place shortly after midnight on Tuesday, May 30.
Anuja M Panale from Ahmednagar and Yeshwant A Mundhe (22) from Latur were both second-year Computer Science students at GH Raisoni College. They had a major fight in their private hostel room in the Lonikand area of the city, as per a report by IANS.
Mundhe was apparently trying to catch up on his course studies when Panale allegedly picked up a quarrel that met with a gory end. After a physical scuffle, an enraged Panale reportedly whipped out a kitchen knife and stabbed Mundhe in the chest, abdomen and other body parts before fleeing from the hostel.
Later, she attempted to commit suicide by slashing her wrist and was found sprawled in an unconscious state, covered in blood on a bench in the garden outside the hostel. Other hostelites called the police who came and rushed Panale, said to be in critical condition, to a nearby hospital where she is presently undergoing treatment.
According to an official of the Lonikand police station, a preliminary investigation pointed at a love affair between the couple, jealousy of the deceased (Mundhe) for allegedly objecting to her (Panale's) friendship with other boys, and imposing severe restrictions on her. "We are investigating the matter," the official said. Meanwhile, the family members of the deceased and the accused girl have been informed and they have reached Pune.
"The girl student is still undergoing treatment. We shall carry out other necessary formalities like arrest after getting her medical reports later," the official added. The incident has sent shockwaves across Pune's campuses and various hostels where students from all over India reside singly, jointly or in groups while attending different courses in the colleges and universities, as per a report by IANS.