Chennai : In a shocking incident in broad daylight,
a private college girl student was stabbed to death by a lovelorn
youth, who later attempted suicide in front of the ever busy
Tambaram Railway Station on Thursday afternoon.
Police sources said the girl student, Swetha, was returning home
from college, when the incident took place.
As she was walking towards the Railway station, the youth, identified
as Ramu alias Ramachandran, who was in one-side love with her, tried
to talk to her. However, she did not talk to him and refused to accept his
After a while, a wordy duel broke out between them and Ramu in a fit of
rage, stabbed Swetha with a hidden knife and attempted suicide by slitting
his throat with the same weapon.
The girl, who sustained multiple stab injuries, fell down in a pool of blood.
Police rushed to the spot and admitted them to the Chromepet Government
Hospital, where Swetha died.
The condition of the youth was said to be stable.
Senior police officials visited the spot and commenced preliminary inquiries.
The girl student is a native of Chromepet, police said.
The incident, which was a reminiscence of the 2016 murder of college student
Swathi at Nungambakkam Railway station early in the morning, has sent shock
waves in the neighbourhood.
Swathi’s assailant Ramkumar, who was arrested by the police, had allegedly
committed suicide in the Puzhal prison.