Jilted lover kills 16-year-old to death in broad day­light

Evening Today - - STATE -

Bengaluru: Naveen, a 28-year-old man re­port­edly stalked and killed his 16-year-old rel­a­tive Keerthana, on Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

Naveen fol­lowed her to school and hacked her to death in broad day­light.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports from the Dodda­bal­la­pura Town Po­lice, three or four years ago, Keerthana’s sis­ter was mar­ried to Naveen’s brother and ever since then, Naveen had been pes­ter­ing Keerthana’s fam­ily to marry her off to him when she turns 18 years of age.

The po­lice added that Keerthana was strongly op­posed to the sug­ges­tion and had re­jected him mul­ti­ple times as she dreamt of pur­su­ing higher ed­u­ca­tion. Her par­ents had tried to pacify Naveen say­ing that she was a mi­nor and that they would marry her to him when she turned 18.

On Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 28, Naveen con­fronted her and voiced his sus­pi­cion of her be­ing in a re­la­tion with an­other man. Po­lice re­ported that an ar­gue­ment en­sued between the two and that wit­ness heard her stat­ing that she would rather die than be with him.

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