Vijayawada : A 30-year-old school teacher in Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool district allegedly slit the throat of a Class 9 girl for rejecting his marriage proposal on Saturday.
Shankar, her Hindi teacher and a Vidya Volunteer in Rockwood High School, has been stalking the 14-year-old girl for a year, police said.
Kurnool DSP Yugandhar Babu said the accused had been pressurising the girl’s parents, from the washermen community, to get her to marry him, but they had declined, as she is a minor.
Around 9 am, when the parents were away, Shankar went to her house in Bangarupeta area of Kurnool city in a drunken state, sent her younger brother out and slit her throat with a knife. As the victim raised an alarm, he slit his own throat.