In what turned out to be an absolute horror at the IIT-Madras campus, a student stabbed his classmate just because the latter proposed the same girl on the eve of Valentine’s day. The accused who is a postgraduate student pursuing his M.Tech didn’t hesitate to take an extreme step to hurt his classmate.
Thankfully, the 24-year-old victim is not in a critical condition. However, the wrongdoer has been detained by the police for further investigation. If reports are to be believed, the fight broke at around 5.30 pm near the central library of the campus.
It has been said that both are studying in their second year and they belong to Haryana. They stayed at the Pampa hostel within the campus itself. The accused by the name of Manoj stabbed the victim Pramod Kaushik on the shoulder with an incisive object allegedly over a shared love affair and then escaped from the spot.
Other students who saw the incident reportedly carried a bleeding Pramod in a car to a local hospital in Adyar and notified the institute’s authorities, who called the cops immediately.
“They seemed to have liked the same girl from the college and the argument broke out because of that. A team is currently at the campus for further investigations,” says an officer from the Kotturpuram station.
A team from the station was informed about the incident. When they turned up in numbers to check the campus, Manoj was initially missing. After a search operation was launched, the accused was caught while he was trying to get out of the campus. Now, he has been booked under section 307, which is an attempt to murder.
(With inputs from TNM)