On Valentine''s Day techie threatens woman with axe held

    Indore, Feb 14 (PTI) Valentine's Day is an occasion
when couples offer roses and chocolates to each other, but a
software engineer in Madhya Pradesh on Friday landed in front
of the woman he professed to love armed with an axe and asked
her to agree to his marriage proposal.
    However, the antics of the software engineer, Jeet
Kumar Paneri, did not go down well with the 22-year-old woman,
his former friend and collegemate, and he landed behind bars
here, police said.
    Paneri, armed with an axe and a bottle of petrol,
stopped the woman on the road and asked her to immediately
agree to his marriage proposal on Valentine's Day, Vijay Nagar
police station in-charge Tehzeeb Qazi told PTI.
    He waved the axe threateningly when she refused to
accept his proposal, the police officer said.
    "Paneri (24) also had petrol with him. He told the
woman he would kill himself after killing her. Police moved in
swiftly and nabbed him," Qazi said.
    Paneri works in a major software firm and has told the
police he bought the axe online, the official said.
    "Paneri and the woman studied in college together and
were friends. However, she broke ties with him as he used to
drink heavily. Paneri had been stalking and harassing her for
marriage," he added. PTI HWP MAS LAL BNM

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