A 20-year-old B Com student was stabbed allegedly by a stalker who slit her throat in full public view in KK Nagar on Friday afternoon.
According to the police, Alagesan was caught by bystanders and thrashed, before being handed over to the police, while the victim suffered severe injuries and was declared dead after she was taken to a nearby hospital.
The 20-year-old was with a few of her friends on Loganathan Street, around 200 metres from the institution, when the stalker, Alagesan Ganesan of Alapakkam, barred her way.
According to sources, Aswini and her family had approached the MGR Nagar police station seeking help from Alagesan, who wanted to marry the woman, but the police had refused to arrest Alagesan.
Police inspector George Miller of MGR Nagar station said: “Aswini had come to the police station with her mother seeking help…(they wanted us to) counsel Alagesan as he was troubling them…They stood against any kind of arrest or interrogation. (So) I spoke to both parties and he (Alagesan) promised that he will not trouble her (Aswini),” said Miller, adding that the police could not arrest Alagesan as it was not a case of eve-teasing.
Further he added that Aswini and Alagesan belonged to Gingee near Tiruvannamalai and knew each other for at least eight years. Alagesan wanted to marry the woman who had rejected the proposal as she wanted to pursue her education, he said.
“Both parties knew each other for many years and both the girl and the boy were in love. For some reason, she chose to keep a distance. Her mother requested (me) to advise and convince him to let her live and study,” Miller said, while rejecting the charges of negligence.