A 17-year-old girl was stabbed to death by a man who was released on bail two months after he was jailed for stalking her.
Police said the incident took place in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh on Monday when the 19-year-old accused invaded into the victim’s house and stabbed her over 30 times.
The accused, identified as Shivkumar, was released on bail 10 days back. The accused was arrested for molesting the girl at her house under the POCSO Act. He was arrested on Monday while he tried to escape the spot after stabbing the teen.
The accused bought a Chinese-made knife from an online portal after his release from jail and kept a watch on the victim’s house. On Monday, minutes after the victim’s parents stepped out of the house, he breached in and bolted the main door from inside. The victim’s screams were first heard by her younger brother who was playing outside the house. He raised an alarm following which a neighbor informed the police.
People gathered around the house after they heard screams. The accused tried to flee but was arrested.
The victim was rushed to hospital by the police where she was declared dead. She was stabbed around 30 times and died of excessive bleeding.
The accused had earlier tried to molest the 17-year-old in September. A complaint was then lodged with the Gopalpur police following which he was arrested.
Police said that the accused Shivkumar was also giving the impression that he had tried to kill himself. He did not suffer any injury and it appears that it was a revenge killing.