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Girl attacked at Singarayakonda

Special Correspondent

Youth slits her neck for spurning his love


Hemavanth breaks his spinal chord while trying to escape

Sravanthi recovering from

the trauma at a

hospital


ONGOLE: Tension gripped Singarayakonda where an engineering student attacked a girl student for not responding to his overtures and jumped off the college building in a bid to commit suicide. Both of them were admitted to hospital.

According to police, Hemavanth Reddy (20) was studying second year B.Tech in Malineni Lakshmaiah College of Engineering at Singarayakonda. He fell in love with Sravanthi, who is studying third year B.Tech in the same college. Both of them belonged to nearby Ulavapadu village.

Hemavanth has been after Sravanthi to accept his love for the last four months. Sravanthi brought her plight to the notice of her parents who counselled her to be patient. She informed them on Monday night that Hemavanth was crossing the limits.

Meanwhile, Hemavanth came to know that Sravanthi was getting married soon. He encountered her in the college on Tuesday morning and made a last ditch effort to win her over.

As she flatly refused his proposal, the enraged Hemavanth attacked her with a blade causing a slit on her right neck.

Some students who noticed the attack tried to nab him. But Hemavanth ran away and jumped off the first floor of the college building and broke his spinal chord.

The college management rushed Sravanthi, who was bleeding in neck, to a private hospital at Kandukur and Hemavanth to a hospital in Ongole. Sravanthi is recovering from the trauma. Hemavanth was referred to Guntur for better medical aid. Police registered a case.

Second incident

Staff Reporter from Anantapur adds: Bindu Bharati (17), a student of first year Intermediate in a private college here was injured after she was attacked by a teenager who was stalking her, proclaiming his love in Ashok Nagar here on Tuesday.

The girl was coming down the stairs after drying clothes on the terrace of her house, when Hari and an unidentified accomplice hit her, causing a minor wound.

As she raised an alarm, the youth fled the scene and she was taken to the general hospital.

Her parents Venkatesh and Padmavathamma, were away when she was attacked as they had taken her sibling to a doctor.

One Town Inspector K. Rajeswar Reddy registered a case and a hunt is on for the miscreants.

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