Murder of 17-year-old girl in Varkala; accused holds grudge for severing relationship

Thiruvananthapuram: The murder of a 17-year-old college girl in Varkala on Tuesday morning was preplanned, reveals police. Police took a youth into custody in the murder of Sangeetha on Tuesday morning.

Gopu, a Pallikal native, who was taken into custody, holds a grudge towards Sangeetha for distancing from their relationship. Following this, he acquired a separate sim card and started to chat with Sangeetha in a fake identity named Akhil. He was trying to find whether she was having any other affair with someone.

On Tuesday morning, he contacted her through his fake sim as Akhil and asked her to come outside. Thinking that it was Akhil, she went outside and found Gopu. He slit her throat using the knife which he had brought after their conversation ended in a quarrel.

Sangeetha was severely injured but was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

Police also located the knife used by the accused and his mobile phone at the crime scene. Further, the locals said they saw the accused fleeing from the area after the attack.

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