The CCTV footage of a young woman being repeatedly stabbed by a man at a public bus stand in Tirunelveli has sent shock waves across the state. The incident took place on Tuesday around 6.00 pm at Valliyur bus stand.
The CCTV video that has been recorded from the inside of an office shows a man repeatedly stabbing a woman, after pulling her close, and then walking away with ease. People around are seen running towards the man. He was caught, thrashed and taken to the police station.
Police say that the victim and the man have known each other for quite some time. The woman who has been identified as Mercy from Kanyakumari succumbed to her injuries.
Speaking to TNM a police official from Valliyur says, â€śThe man had called her to meet him at a jewelry shop, to which she had come. The two apparently had a difference of opinion after which the incident seems to have happened.â€ť
The police officer also adds that the man and the woman belong to two different castes and this couldâ€™ve also been a reason. â€śIt seems there were issues between the two owing to differences in their caste. This may have lead to the murder,â€ť he says.
The man who has been identified as Ravindran is unemployed while the woman was employed at a textile shop.
A case has been filed under section 302 (Punishment for murder) and the officials headed by Inspector Anitha are currently investigating the case.
In March this year, a college student was stabbed to death outside a private college in Chennai's KK Nagar. The youth named Alagesan had stalked her for days before finally stabbing her in broad daylight.
Earlier in 2016, Swathi, a Chennai techie, was hacked to death in broad daylight at the Nungambakkam Railway Station by a stalker, Ramkumar.