A 26-year-old man attacked a woman in Tirunelveli using a lethal weapon on Tuesday morning for refusing his advances. After the attack, he went to his house and killer himself by hanging himself.
The Times of India reports that K Saravanan, a daily wage labourer who hails from Kalyanipuram near Kadayanallur in Tirunelveli district, had been in love with T Kalpana, from Rajangapuram village near Alwarkurichi but she rejected his marriage proposal several times. Then, Saravanan approached Kalpana’s family to get married to her, he had expected them to accept the proposal as they are from the same community.
However, Kalpana’s family rejected the proposal and started looking for another alliance for her. This irked Saravanan and he planned to kill the woman and kill himself. On Tuesday, armed with a lethal weapon, he went in search of the woman and expressed his wish to marry her for the last time but she refused. After which, he took out the weapon and attacked her.
Kalpana fell on the ground in a pool of blood and police said that Saravanan thought that the woman is dead so he decided to end his life. He went to his house and hanged himself to death. Kalpana was rushed to the hospital by the villagers. She was first rushed to a nearby hospital and then referred to Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital, reported ToI.
Last week, a 30-year-old woman was set ablaze by her stalker in Tiruppur for rejecting his advances. She has been admitted at the Coimbatore Medical College and was undergoing treatment.
Last year, the murder of Infosys employee Swathi in broad daylight at Nungambakkam train station by her stalker shook the entire city. In the next three months after Swathi’s death, four women were killed in the state by men whose advances they rejected. According to the National Crime Records Bureau 1,359 murders occurred in 2015 over “love affairs”.