After a girl repeatedly rejected his advances, a 21-year-old boy stabbed her eight times on the staircase of Chetna College on Saturday morning with a kitchen-knife and then killed himself. While the boy died a few hours later at the hospital, the girl, who was his classmate, has suffered severed damage of the intestines and is in critical condition.
Nikhil Bankar, a third-year Bachelor of Management Studies student, was a friend of 21-year-old Sonal (name changed). However, their relations had gone sour recently, with the girl and her mother complaining to the college authorities, and even lodging a police complaint that Bankar had been harassing and stalking her.
The incident took place around 8.30am when Sonal entered the college and was climbing the staircase along with her three friends. Bankar came from the front and stopped her. He then removed a kitchen knife from his pocket and stabbed her eight times in different parts of her body. Later, he stabbed himself in the stomach.
“Both were rushed to Guru Nanak hospital in Bandra (east). Bankar died during
treatment in the hospital around 2pm, while the girl remains in critical condition,” said senior police inspector of Kherwadi police, A Chavan.
“After questioning their friends, we came to know that they used to be close friends. But recently Bankar had been pursuing her more aggressively. A month ago Sonal had complained to her family that Bankar was harassing her,” said a police officer. “Sonal’s family then complained to college authorities and also lodged a complaint.
Following this, the police had summoned Bankar, who was accompanied by his mother to the police station. The police had warned him that he should not follow and harass her again,” added the officer. A case of attempted murder has been registered.