In an appalling incident, the police have arrested a 27-year-old man for murdering a 20-year-old college student on Sunday. The accused identified as Satish Kumar is already married and had allegedly killed the woman, Pragathi because he was against her family’s decision to find her a groom.
As per the police, the duo had been in a relationship and wanted to get married but the girl’s parents were against the decision. The two families did not want them to get married as Satish was already married off to another woman three years back. Despite their decision, Satish continued to pressurize girl’s family to get her married to him but they refused.
“The victim and Satish have been in touch even after he got married but she was planning on moving on and getting married herself. The accused did not want this to happen,” says Inspector Vairam, who is investigating the case. “So, before she left to Dindugal which is her hometown, he called her and they met. He then stabbed her in the neck with a knife and killed her,” he explained.
Pragathi was a second-year student at a college in Coimbatore and had boarded a bus to her hometown on Friday afternoon. After she didn’t return home, her parents filed a missing complaint with the police station on Saturday morning.
On Saturday evening, police received information that the body of a young woman has been found on the side of the road near Poosaripatty village.
The police rushed to the spot and in the inquiry, one of the villagers identified the body as that of Pragathi, following which her parents were informed and the body was sent to the hospital for an autopsy.
An investigation officer said even her parents didn’t suspect that the crime was committed by Satish.
However, an FIR has been registered at Gomangalam police station under Section 302 (murder) of the IPC. Police are still interrogating Satish over the murder.