Saturday, March 10, 2018

Stalker murders college student Aswini in Chennai, bystanders nab killer

A college student was stabbed to death outside a private college in Chennai's KK Nagar on Friday. M Aswini, a BCom student, was stabbed by a 26-year-old man named Alagesan, who slit her throat with a serrated knife outside the Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research campus in KK Nagar. While members of the public caught the accused and handed him over to the Chennai police, Aswini was rushed to a hospital nearby. She, however, succumbed to her injuries.

Aswini's parents have been informed about the crime. According to police sources, the investigation is looking into whether this was a crime motivated by revenge. 

According to reports, Aswini had filed a complaint against Alagesan for harassment but it appears the police did not take any action. Reports say that both Aswini and Alagesan are from Maduravoyal. 

Visuals show Alagesan tied up and beaten up by bystanders before being handed over to the police. Azhagesan sustained injuries. 

The police are conducting inquiries with the victim’s friends, college authorities and witnesses. There is heavy police presence at the Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research campus in KK Nagar. 

Aswini's body is presently at the Government Hospital in Omandurar, where a postmortem is being carried out. 

Aswini's death comes nearly two years after the horrific murder of techie Swathi, who was hacked to death in broad daylight at the Nungambakkam Railway Station by a stalker, Ramkumar. Swathi's death had sent shockwaves across the state and several people had questioned bystanders who did not intervene to even help her.

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