Curated By: Sheen Kachroo
Last Updated: November 17, 2023, 17:43 IST
Karnataka Police on Friday arrested a 23-year-old engineering graduate for allegedly killing his girlfriend by slitting her throat with a knife after an argument over her previous relationship. The incident took place when the accused Tejas, who also graduated from the same college and was her senior, called her to a location on the pretext of discussing their issues.
The accused and the victim, who was a final-year computer science engineering student, were in a relationship for over six months, police said.
Launching a probe, police found that the couple were often engaged in frequent fights and arguments. A senior police officer was quoted as saying by news agency PTI that Tejas got to know about her previous relationship which led to a quarrel between them. He accused her of hiding this from him which led to arguments.
Police further said that the woman was fed up with his “constant interference” and wanted to end her relationship with him. Angered by this, the accused called her to the main town from where he took her about 13 km away from the city towards Kunti Betta Hills on his motorcycle. After arriving there, the two again got into a quarrel following which he took out a knife and slit her throat, the officer said.
Soon after the incident, the man fled the spot leaving the injured woman. Few people in the locality took her to a nearby hospital where she succumbed, police said.
A case of murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered and the accused was later arrested.
(with PTI inputs)