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Stalker slits throat of minor for rejecting marriage proposal in Telangana

An engineering student killed a 16-year old girl by slitting her throat after she spurned his marriage proposal.

india Updated: Aug 31, 2018 13:04 IST
Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
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Nikitha was taken to a private hospital at Kukatpally, where she succumbed to her injuries a couple of hours later.(Getty Images)

An engineering student killed a 16-year old girl by slitting her throat after she spurned his marriage proposal in Telangana’s Sangareddy district on Thursday evening, the police said.

The incident happened at Vinayaknagar of Bollarum village of Jinnaram block, about 30 km from Hyderabad. The deceased was identified as G Nikitha, daughter of Tarakeshwara Rao, who originally hails from Palasa in Andhra Pradesh’s Srikakulam district and is working in a local cottage industry.

According to the police, Nikitha was a class 10 student in a local private school at Bollarum. For the past few months, her neighbour Aravind alias Sonu (19), studying B Tech (third year) in Nanded in Maharashtra, had been stalking her and pressuring her to accept his love proposal. However, she had been rejecting him.

On Thursday evening, when Nikitha returned from her school, Aravind went to her house and threatened her of dire consequences if she rejected his marriage proposal. In the argument that followed, he lost his cool, picked up a kitchen knife and slashed her throat.

As she started screaming, neighbours rushed to the spot, caught hold of Aravind and thrashed him before handing him over the Bollarum police. Nikitha was taken to a private hospital at Kukatpally, where she succumbed to her injuries a couple of hours later. The body was shifted to a government hospital at Patancheru for post-mortem.

Bollarum inspector Satish Reddy said Aravind had been stalking the girl for quite some time though she was not interested in him. “We have booked a case of murder against him. The case is under investigation,” he said.

First Published: Aug 31, 2018 13:04 IST