In an incident eerily similar to the Swathi murder case in Chennai, a 24-year-old teacher in Thoothukudi was allegedly hacked to death in a church by a man for rejecting his advances.
On Wednesday morning around 9am, Kegan, (27), working as a labourer, came into the St. Peterâ€™s church and hacked Franscina to death. She was rushed to the Thoothukudi government hospital but died at 10:50am, said the police.
Following the alleged murder, Kegan committed suicide by hanging himself to death. The Thoothukudi police told The News Minute that he was in love with the school teacher but she rejected him. Francina was expected to get married on September 8 to another man working in Qatar.
An FIR has been registered against the accused on Wednesday.
Image: St. Peter's Church, Thoothukudi