Stalker murders 20-yr-old girl outside her college in Chennai
Chennai: A 26-year-old stalker murdered a college student in full public view in Chennai’s KK Nagar on Friday afternoon by slashing her throat with a knife. The assailant was caught by passersby and handed over to the police who arrested him.
A first year BCom student, Ashwini Mohan was walking from her college when the incident occurred at around 3pm, police said. The 20-year-old was with a few of her friends, around 200 metres from her college, when the stalker, Alagesan Ganesan of Alapakkam, intercepted her way. Handing her a cigarette lighter, he demanded that she set him ablaze. While her friends screamed for help, Ashwini flung aside the lighter and tried to walk away, but Alagesan, who worked with a packaged water supply agency, held her firmly. He pulled out a knife, pressed it in her hand and then tried to kill himself with it. As she pushed his hand away, he slashed her neck and she fell to the ground, blood pouring out of the deep wound.
An ambulance was called, but one of the woman’s friends tied her neck with a kerchief and took her on his bike, with a girl holding Ashwini from behind, to a private hospital where doctors declared her dead on arrival.