A college student in Telangana's Adilabad district hacked an 18-year-old girl to death on Saturday afternoon in full public view because she rejected his offer of marriage, said reports.
According to this India TV report, 22-year-old Mahesh, the accused, was the victim's neighbour and also a second year degree college student.
A shocking fact stated in the report is that despite the fact that the victim had earlier complained to the police after being harassed by Mahesh last year, the police had brokered peace between them instead of taking any action against the culprit.
Another report in Hindustan Times said that Mahesh was putting pressure on the girl to marry him for months but she had rejected him.
The victim was attacked by Mahesh when she was out for grocery shopping. The culprit slit her throat in full public view, said the police.
This horrific incident comes to light merely days after a 24-year-old woman IT professional was murdered in full public view at a railway station in Chennai.
The victim, Swathi, employed with IT major Infosys, was allegedly hacked to death by a man on a platform in Nugambakkam railway station in Chennai while waiting to board a suburban train on her way to office around 6.30 am on 24 June.
The accused in the Chennai murder case was arrested on Friday night. Reports said that the accused, 22-year-old engineering graduate named Ramkumar, was arrested in Tirunelveli district in southern Tamil Nadu. He tried to kill himself as the police were trying to arrest him.
(With inputs from PTI)