A 17-year-old boy studying in polytechnic allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at the Sankarankovil Railway Station in Tamil Nadu on Saturday, after attacking a girl for rejecting his advances, police said
The student belonging to Puliampatti village had allegedly hanged himself after hacking a class XI girl and injuring her for “not responding to his love overtures”, police said.
The girl was travelling in a mini bus to write her examination when she was hacked by the student. He also threatened the passengers of the bus when they tried to save the girl, and escaped.
The girl had been admitted to a government hospital.
The boy had earlier tried to strangulate the girl for rejecting his advances and also attacked her mother with a grinding stone. He was arrested then and let on bail only recently, police said.
The passengers told police that before hacking the girl, the student told her that she should not marry anybody if she didn’t marry him, police said.