A love story came to a tragic end, when a 22-year-old girl student was murdered by her classmate on a college campus in Kerala's Kottayam district on Friday, October 1.
The incident took place around 11:30 am inside the campus of St Thomas College at Pala in Kottayam district.
The girl, Nithinamol, a food processing course student, was appearing for an exam on the college campus when Abhishek slit her throat. She died on the spot.
Police sources said that prima facia jilted love affair was suspected to be the provocation for the murder.
Abhishek allegedly slashed the girl's neck with a paper-cutter after beating her and remained at the spot after the killing.
Local media reports suggest that the two had a verbal duel and a security staffer was proceeding towards them when the incident occurred.
Though the girl was rushed to a nearby hospital, she succumbed to the injuries inflicted.
Sources said that the two students were quite close for some time but differences cropped up between them in the recent past. It was even suspected that Abhishek took away Nithinamol's mobile phone a few days ago.
Recently, Kerala witnessed many such incidents of jilted lovers killing girls. Two months ago, a youth had shot a 24-year-old dental student.