A 17-year-old girl was attacked on Sunday with a knife by an MBA student for not responding to his proposal at the outskirts of Tadepalligudem town in Andhra Pradesh's West Godavari district.
The accused has been identified as Muriki Sanjeev Kumar, a resident of Boorgampadu village in Khammam district in Telangana.
Sanjeev was pursuing an MBA course at a private collage and was temporarily living at the Housing Board Colony in the town. It was reported that he was also working as a sales promoter at a small fertilizer company.
The victim was reported to be his neighbour, and the duo had recently become friends. However, the victimâ€™s parents allegedly raised objections to the friendship and warned the girl against meeting Sanjeev.
On Saturday, Sanjeev followed the victim while she was on her way home after college, and took her to an isolated place, where he is reported to have tried and convinced her to continue the friendship.
"A few minutes after he entered into a discussion with the girl, Sanjeev attacked her with a small knife, inflicting 10 cuts, some near the neck. The accused also attacked himself," Inspector Murthy of Tadepalligudem Police Station told Times of India.
The girl's condition is reported to be stable.
In 2015, a similar incident came into light when, a second year student of Government Womenâ€™s College was attacked by a man, who allegedly used to stalk her in Guntur.
At the time, an eye witnesses stated that the youngster had been stalking the student, and took out a hammer and hit her on the head after a brief fight at the cycle stand.