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Teacher slits throat of class 9 girl after she refuses to marry him: Police

Police say the teacher had been pressurising the girl’s parents to get her to marry him, but they had declined, as she is a minor.

india Updated: Nov 03, 2018 16:14 IST
Gali Nagaraja
Gali Nagaraja
Hindustan Times, Vijayawada
Andhra Pradesh,Andhra teacher attacks girl,Girl attacked
The accused had been pressurising the girl’s parents to get her to marry him but they refused, the police said.(HT File Photo)

A 30-year-old school teacher in Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool district allegedly slit the throat of a Class 9 girl for rejecting his marriage proposal on Saturday.

Shankar, her Hindi teacher and a Vidya Volunteer in Rockwood High School, has been stalking the 14-year-old girl for a year, police said.

Kurnool DSP Yugandhar Babu said the accused had been pressurising the girl’s parents, from the washermen community, to get her to marry him, but they had declined, as she is a minor.

Around 9 am, when the parents were away, Shankar went to her house in Bangarupeta area of Kurnool city in a drunken state, sent her younger brother out and slit her throat with a knife. As the victim raised an alarm, he slit his own throat.

Neighbours who gathered rescued the girl, thrashed Shankar and handed him over to the police.

Police admitted both in a local government hospital, where sources said the girl is out of danger.

Andhra Pradesh human resource development (HRD) minister Ganta Srinviasa Rao condemned the attack and directed Kurnool district education officer to dismiss Shankar from service.

First Published: Nov 03, 2018 15:19 IST