The police said that the deceased had a fight with some other students around a week ago, which may have led to the brutal murder.

Engineering student stabbed to death in Andhra allegedly by juniorImage for representation
news Crime Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 08:04

In a gruesome incident, a second-year engineering student pursuing a B Tech course in Annamacharya Institute of Technology and Sciences in Andhra was brutally murdered by his junior on Monday night.

The incident took place near the government degree college in Rajampet town in Kadapa district, and came to light after locals noticed the student, identified as 20-year-old Somu Sai, lying with multiple stab injuries in a pool of blood.

He was rushed to the Rajampet government hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead.

Somu's father runs a kirana shop near Rajampet old bus stand, media reports stated. 

According to reports, Rajampet DSP B Lakshminarayana and Sub-Inspector Rajagopal visited the murder spot and said that the deceased had stepped out for dinner on Monday night and was found dead within an hour. 

The police said that the victim had a fight with some other students around a week ago, which may have led to the brutal murder. 

The Rajampet police identified the main accused as Somu's junior, who was allegedly thrashed by the deceased around a week ago. The police said that the junior held a grudge since the first clash, due to which he planned and executed the murder with the help of another friend. 

The police have registered a case under section 302 (Murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Investigation is ongoing and further details are awaited.

Earlier this month, the NIT campus at Tadepalligudem in Andhra Pradesh witnessed strong protests by senior and junior students after the alleged assault of a first-year student.

While the juniors protest demanded action against the accused in the case, the seniors protested against the administration’s decision to expel a student and suspend four others for the alleged assault.

The agitating students threatened suicide if the decision taken by the administration against the senior students wasn’t rolled back, adding that it wasn’t a case of ragging, but a clash between two groups.