A third-year engineering student allegedly slit the throat of a Class 10 girl in Hyderabad Thursday for rejecting his advances. Police officials said the accused, a student of a Gujarat-based engineering college, and the girl had an argument after which he attacked her with a knife.
A police official said the accused and the girl had been friends for several years.
”They were neighbours and knew each other for several years. The girl had told her parents that the accused had been pestering her as she had stopped talking to him. After joining the engineering college, he apparently began harassing her and wanted their friendship to turn into a love affair,” a police official said.
“During interrogation, he said they were in love and in a relationship, but she suddenly stopped talking to him recently. He suspected that she was having an affair with someone else. He came to Hyderabad on Thursday morning and waited till her parents, who work in nearby industrial units, went to work,” the official said.
The official said that an argument ensued between the two.
“He then took out a knife and slit her throat,” the police official said.
Hearing her screams, neighbours rushed to the house and took her to the hospital, where she was declared dead on arrival.