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Spurned lovers brutally assaulted girls
Narendra Ch | 10 Apr 2008

A young woman was seriously injured and another left bruised and in shock in two murderous attacks by jilted lovers on Wednesday in Andhra Pradesh. An engineering student in Vijayawada slit the throat of his former lover and slashed his own wrist after sh

A young woman was seriously injured and another left bruised and in shock in two murderous attacks by jilted lovers on Wednesday.in Vijayawada. An engineering student in Vijayawada slit the throat of his former lover and slashed his own wrist after she rejected his marriage proposal.

The attack took place in the girl’s home. In the other attack, in circumstances similar to the first, a youth spurned in love attacked a girl in front of her house in Bhavapuram village in Kurnool district.

In the incident in Vijayawada, Edpuganti Meena Kumari, 22, who suffered a serious injury, was rushed to hospital where emergency surgery was performed on her. She is now out of danger.

The jilted lover, Kalingi Sandeep, 25, was also admitted in a government hospital and police has booked a case against him for attempted murder as well as attempted suicide. “We will arrest him after he is discharged,” said the assistant commissioner of police,  N. Sriramachandra Murty. “The case is under investigation.”

The incident shocked the city, evoking memories of a similar incident two years ago in which a college student, Sri Lakshmi, was brutally murdered by her jilted lover, Manohar. The city has been on edge since the unsolved Ayeesha Meera rape and murder, which took place in a hostel on the outskirts last December.

Meena, a resident of Krishnalanka and a third year student of Koneru Lakshmayya College of Engineering, and Sandeep, a resident of Railway Wagons Workshop Colony and a final year student of the same college, were reportedly lovers for a while. But Meena stopped speaking to Sandeep four months ago. An angry Sandeep started stalking her though she ignored him.

Police said he came to her house in Bapanayya Nagar on Tuesday night and demanded that Meena marry him. However, her parents persuaded him to leave saying that they would talk with his parents the day after. However, Sandeep was back on Wednesday morning with the same demand. He argued loudly with Meena’s parents for more than an hour. Then, in an enraged state, he pulled out a knife, attacked Meena and cut her throat. She collapsed in a pool of blood. Sandeep then took the knife and slashed his left wrist.

The young woman’s parents shouted for help. Fortunately, a police jeep was passing by. The cops informed the 108 emergency service, which rushed to the spot and sped with the injured persons to the hospital. Sandeep, who is recovering in a government hospital, said he was in deep depression because of Meena’s attitude. “She refused me and that hurt me a lot. But I did not hurt her,” he said.

Meanwhile, sources in Kurnool district said the victim and her attacker were intermediate students in a college in Adoni. Solomon had proposed to Rosy and was infuriated when she turned him down. He attacked her with a knife as she sat outside her house on Wednesday.

Rosy managed to escape the brunt of the assault and sustained minor injuries to her cheek. She was taken to hospital, where she received four stitches for her wound. Solomon is absconding and the police has launched a hunt for him.

The State BJP has blamed Government policies and its ‘negligent’ attitude for the increasing attacks on students in Vijayawada during the last five-six years, leading to Wednesday’s murder attempt on engineering student Meena Kumari. V. Jhansirani, vice-president, in a statement issued here criticised the Government and police for not only failing to identify Ayesha Meera’s killer, but also altering the conviction of Srilakshmi’s assailants (EOM)