A 23-year-old teacher from Cuddalore district in Tamil Nadu was hacked to death in the premises of the private school she worked in on Friday. Her attacker has been identified as Rajasekhar, a youth who allegedly murdered the woman for rejecting his marriage proposal.
On Friday morning, the victim, Ramya, was amongst the first of the staff to arrive at the school to open all the classrooms. The teacher was sitting alone in one of the rooms when Rajasekhar allegedly entered the premises and found her. He then used a sharp object to attack her, cutting her neck and face. Ramya died on the spot.
According to the police, a sweeper in the school who was alerted by her cries came rushing to the room to find her dead. The school management then alerted the Kurinjipadi police station.
"As per enquiries so far, we have learnt that this man Rajasekhar has been in love with Ramya for some time now. When he approached her, she rejected his proposal. Later, he even went to her parents and asked for her hand in marriage. But they said no, too. Angered by this, he caught hold of her and murdered her," says a police official from the station involved in the investigation.
Police are yet to capture the accused and efforts are currently underway to nab him.
(This is a developing story)