In yet another incident of brutal murder in Tamil Nadu, a 19-year-old student was beaten to death in her classroom allegedly by a former student at an engineering college in Karur.
According to reports, Sonali of Manamadurai in Sivaganga district, a third year civil engineering student at Karur Engineering College, was bludgeoned by 21-year-old Udhayakumar after an altercation broke out between the two. Udhayakumar is said to have been a friend of Sonali.
Reports said a professor and a few other students, who came to the rescue of Sonali, were also attacked by the youth.
Though a critically injured Sonali was rushed to a private hospital in Karur and then to another hospital in Madurai, she succumbed to her injuries.
The accused was later arrested by the Karur police.
The incident came as a stark reminder of the brutal murder of a woman techie at Nungambakkam railway station in Chennai two months ago. The Infosys employee was stabbed to death by her alleged stalker in broad daylight.