Man stabbed girl student 14 times for rejecting love proposal, Found dead

In yet another horrifying incident, a 16 year old girl was stabbed by a man for 14 times for rejecting his proposal. The incident took place in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruchirappalli district.

The man was identified as 22 year old Kesavan. The girl studying in class 11th, was stabbed while returning from school.  On her way to a relative’s place, she was stopped by Kesavan near a railway bridge and stabbed her 14 times after a verbal dispute and fled from the spot. The girl was gravely injured was immediately carried to the nearby hospital by the onlookers. She is reported to be in a critical condition and undergoing treatment currently.

Reportedly, Kesavan had been stalking the girl for quite some time now and was already booked and arrested under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO) for kidnapping the same girl in June 2021.  Karur Congress MP, Jothimani, tweeted about the incident and said that she was shocked to hear that a schoolgirl had been stabbed 14 times. She took to her twitter handle to express her concern over the matter. In the tweet she wrote, “We are upset every time such atrocities occur, but we get over it. Such crimes only raise from the notion that a woman is simply a body who should agree with a man with no self-conscience. Such rampant mindset in the society must be changed through education along with harsher punishments,”

Meanwhile, the accused was found dead on May 31. The police teams were informed about a body on the railway tracks near Manapparai. A mobile phone was retrieved from near the body and Kesavan’s father was called in, who identified the body.

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