An engineering graduate was allegedly hacked to death by a man on Wednesday night in Coimbatore for rejecting his advances.
Dhanya, the deceased, had recently joined a private company after finishing an engineering course. She was also engaged to be married with another person after a ceremony ten days ago. On Wednesday around 8pm, when she was alone at her house in Annoor, Zahir entered her house and hacked her to death with a knife.
Dhanya’s mother, Sharada came home and saw her daughter lying dead in a pool of blood. She immediately informed the police. Dhanya’s body was sent for post-mortem.
Zahir was working in a factory in Tirupur and was staying in the same locality as Dhanya. He hails from Palakkad district in Kerala. After the murder, he ran away to Palakkad and tried to commit suicide by consuming yellow cow dung powder. He has been admitted to a government hospital and a police team from Coimbatore left on Wednesday night to nab him.
This incident is yet another stark reminded of the Swathi murder case in Chennai, when a young man hacked the Infosys employee to death in broad daylight at the Nungambakkam railway station.