Student assaults batchmate in classroom for rejecting proposal
Cheruthoni (Idukki): In a strange incident, a student brutally attacked his batchmate in a classroom for rejecting his proposal. The girl sustained serious injuries and has been admitted to district hospital.
Police registered a case against Jithu John, third year student of a private college in High Range. Jithu is absconding.
The incident happened on September 18. Jithu came to the classroom in the afternoon and started assaulting his batchmate. Just before the incident, other boys of the class had left. In the statement, the victim said the boys left the classroom as they knew about the plans of Jithu.
As soon as Jithu entered the classroom, his friend locked the door from inside. Jithu then thrashed the girl several times and kicked her with his shoe. In pain, the girl fell on the floor. Hearing the cries of other girls, college authorities arrived and rescued the girl.
The college suspended Jithu the same day and informed Murikkassery police and his parents after admitting the girl in a hospital. The girl who reached home after first aid was readmitted to district hospital as her condition worsened. In a detailed examination, it was found that she sustained fractures on her jaw and eardrum and bruises on back and head.
Police said Jithu and the girl were friends and he had proposed to her. But, the girl rejected his proposal and avoided his friendship citing his bad habits. Irated over this, Jithu planned revenge.
Meantime, the father of the girl filed a complaint with Idukki district police chief to strengthen the investigation.