Love story meets with bloody end in Mangaluru

Love story meets with bloody end in Mangaluru

A 28-year-old man, who stabbed his former lover to death before slitting his throat with the same knife in Udupi district, died at a hospital

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A 28-year-old man, who stabbed his former lover to death before slitting his throat with the same knife at Santhekatte in Udupi district, died at a hospital early on Tuesday, police sources said.

The woman hailing from Kakkunje, who suffered serious injuries in the attack by the man, died late on Monday, failing to respond to treatment.

Sources said the man, Sandesh Kulal, was a computer operator at a medical shop, while the victim used to work as a entry operator for a nationalised bank in Santhekatte. The two were in love with each other for the last seven to eight years.

The woman's parents did not agree for the alliance and performed her engagement recently with another youth from Moodbidri, which angered Kulal.

On Monday evening, the woman who was returning home in her scooter was blocked by Kulal, who was riding a motorbike on the national highway.

After a verbal altercation, the man took out a knife from his bag and stabbed the woman before slicing his own throat with the same knife, the sources said.

The two-wheelers, knife and a bag were recovered from the spot of the incident.

Udupi district superintendent of police Vishnuvardhan, ASP Kumar Chandra and Udupi police inspector, Pramod Kumar, visited the spot. Udupi town police have registered a case. 

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