A jilted youth slit the throat of a girl and also injured another woman before committing suicide by jumping before a train apparently fearing arrest in Adilabad district today, police said.
Lavan alias Anil (27), who worked as a medical lab technician, was neighbour of the 22-year-old victim, a resident of Srirampur village in Adilabad district, and wanted to marry her. He had been making proposals to her for the past two years but the girl had reportedly refused to marry him, they said.
"Last night Anil once again approached the girl with love and marriage proposals and when she rejected, he threatened the girl. In the early hours of today, Anil attacked the girl and cut her throat with a sharp weapon and also injured another woman who intervened in the matter before fleeing from the scene," a senior police officer told PTI over phone.
After the incident Anil committed suicide by jumping before a running train at Mancherial town, the police officer said adding Anil even called his friend over phone stating that he was committing suicide following the incident, despite his friend's advise to surrender before the police.
Meanwhile, both the girl and the woman are out of danger, police said.
Srirampur police have registered a case for attempt to murder and said the railway police were looking into the case of Anil's death.