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Monday, Sep 23, 2019

Jilted lover slits 17-year-old’s throat

The victim’s friend told police that lately the accused had been upset with Pooja as he didn’t appreciate her talking to other men.

punjab Updated: Sep 30, 2017 11:51 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Victim Pooja used to sell vegetables at the market.
Victim Pooja used to sell vegetables at the market.(HT Photo)

A jilted lover allegedly slit the throat of a 17-year-old girl in broad daylight after she refused to accompany him at the Sector-26 grain market on Friday.

The victim, Pooja, and the accused, Sunil, 18, a resident of EWS Colony, Dhanas, Chandigarh, used to sell vegetables at the market. He was later arrested from near the Timber Market in Sector 26. The knife used in the crime was recovered from him.

In her complaint to the police, Jyoti, a resident of Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, Chandigarh, told the police that Sunil had known her friend Pooja for some time. He was enamored by her and had been pursuing her for a relationship. However, Pooja had not been responding to his proposals.

She stated that lately Sunil had been upset with Pooja as he didn’t appreciate her talking to other men. “On Friday, while Pooja was selling vegetables in the Sector-26 market, Sunil approached her and asked her to accompany her towards the parking area. When she refused, he pulled out a knife from his pocket and slit her throat, before fleeing the scene,” Jyoti alleged, adding that Pooja ran about 100 metres gasping for help, before collapsing. She called out Sunil as her attacker, before losing consciousness.

The teenager was rushed to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, from where she was referred to Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), where she was declared brought dead.

A case under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered at the Sector 26 police station.

First Published: Sep 30, 2017 11:46 IST