In what is becoming an alarming trend in Tamil Nadu recently, a man slit a 22-year-old womanâ€™s throat with a broken glass bottle in Coimbatore on Wednesday, after she rejected his advances.
Vemburaj (28), the accused, is a software engineer hailing from Theni district, and was working in Hyderabad for two years until quitting his job recently. Two years ago, he had befriended Kannagalakshmi, who is pursuing her Masters in Computer Applications at Bharatiyar University, on Facebook. He wanted to be in a relationship with her, but she refused his advances.
However, Vemburaj persisted, contacting Kannagalakshmi frequently over phone. Finally, her father warned Vemburaj from making any further attempts to contact Kannagalakshmi, and she changed her phone number as well.
Angry over the rejection, Vemburaj came to her college on Wednesday. When his final attempt to convince her failed as well, he slit her throat with a broken glass bottle.
Kannagalakshmi was immediately rushed to a private hospital in Vadavalli, and doctors confirm that she is now stable and has been discharged.
Vemburaj was arrested by the police, and remanded to 15 daysâ€™ judicial custody in the Coimbatore Central Jail.