Guntur: Techie slits throat of dental student after she refused to marry him

The student had earlier filed a police complaint and the police had called Gnaneswar to the station, gave him counseling, and sent him away warning him not to do this again. However, Gnaneshwar did not stop the harassment.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  6 Dec 2022 10:35 AM GMT
Guntur: Techie slits throat of dental student after she refused to marry him

Guntur: In a shocking incident, a 26-year-old software engineer slit the throat of a 20-year-old dental student with a surgical knife at Takkellapadu in Guntur district. Gnaneswar killed the girl because she refused to marry him months after the two broke up.

A resident of Krishnapuram village in Krishna, the girl was a third-year Bachelor of Dental Sciences student at Vijayawada Siddhartha Medical College. The accused is a software engineer and a resident of Manikonda under Unguthuru mandal in Krishna district.

The girl's parents stay in Mumbai and she was staying at her college hostel in Vijayawada. She met Gnaneshwar on Instagram two years ago.

According to the Pedakakani CI, Suresh Babu, the two were having differences for the last few months and they broke up. Unable to bear his harassment over his marriage proposal, the girl moved out and was staying with a classmate at Takkellapadu.

The student had earlier filed a police complaint and the police had called Gnaneswar to the station, gave him counseling, and sent him away warning him not to do this again. However, Gnaneshwar did not stop the harassment.

On Monday night, Gnaneswar and the medical student got into a heated argument in front of her friend. During the argument, he took out a surgical knife from his pocket and attacked her. The girl's friend rushed to seek help from neighbours.

By the time she returned, Gnaneswar had slit the girl's throat, dragged her into an adjacent room, and locked it from inside. When the neighbours broke down the door, he tried to slash his own wrist.

The girl was rushed to a hospital in Guntur but was declared dead.

A case of murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against Gnaneswar.

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