A 30-year-old student of Maharshi Paramhansh College of Education in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh district was attacked and her arms were chopped off by two bike-borne assailants on Wednesday. She succumbed to her injuries.
Sonali Murmu, a resident of Kander village, was attacked with a weapon from behind when she was out of college premises. After she fell unconscious, the attackers chopped off her forearms before fleeing towards Rajrappa on NH 23, eyewitness accounts suggest.
The BEd college is adjacent to the Ramgarh collectorate on NH 23 (Ramgarh-Bokaro Road).
“The woman was admitted in the college in June 2015 and was about to complete the first year of the two-year course. Her husband used to drop her to college,” said Manoj Agrawal, the college secretary. “(On Wednesday) at 11:30 am, she was out to get her testimonial photocopied for registration [when] two assailants attacked and killed her just out of the college campus.”
Her body has been sent for autopsy and the weapon used in the attack was seized by police.
“My wife had come to attend classes and fill up a form. However, the assailants killed her brutally. They threw the weapon on the spot after the crime,” said Chitranjan Tuddu, the victim’s husband.
“The reason for the murder is yet to be ascertained,” said sub-divisional police officer Deepak Kumar. “All local police stations, including in Bokaro district, have been alerted.”
Ramgah inspector GP Tiwari said the murder was being investigated on the basis of information provided by the victim’s husband.