Stalker Stabs Woman to Death in Hyd, Second Incident in 30 Days
In the second such incident in less than a month, a man in Hyderabad allegedly stabbed a woman to death for rejecting his advances.
*C was killed when her colleague allegedly stabbed her in her house at Moosapet on Tuesday.
Speaking to mediapersons on Wednesday, 9 December, the police said that the woman, who hailed from Andhra Pradesh’s Srikakulam district, was alone in the house when Anantappa alias Anand barged in, entered into an argument with her and then attacked her with a knife.
When Janaki's roommate Rupa returned home, she found her unconscious in a pool of blood. She alerted the neighbours, who shifted Janaki to Vasundhara hospital nearby. For better treatment, they transported her to Omni hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries late on Tuesday.
Police said Anand, who was working with Janaki in the supermarket in KPHB, had been harassing her for more than six months. He had come to her house about 10 days ago and had threatened to kill her and kill himself if she did not marry him.
A sobbing Rupa told mediapersons that Janaki was troubled by Anand’s behaviour and was considering going home. She also said that Janaki hailed from a poor family.
A special team was formed to nab him on Wednesday.
The body has been sent for a post-mortem at Gandhi Hospital.
In a similar incident on 21 December, 22-year-old Sandhya Rani was publicly set on fire by her stalker, Sai Karthik, who was also a colleague. In her dying declaration, Sandhya told the police that Karthik had been harassing her for over a year, demanding that she get married to him.
(This piece was originally published in The News Minute and has been republished with permission.)
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