Hyderabad: An 18-year-old engineering student was seriously injured after her estranged boyfriend allegedly attacked her with a sickle on the premises of her college in Bandlaguda area here before killing himself by drinking a poisonous substance on Monday, police said.
The youth (21), identified only as Pradeep, entered the premises of the college of the girl, a first-year student of engineering, posing as a student in college uniform and slashed her, they said.
Pradeep was pursuing a technical course at another institute.
The girl sustained serious injuries on her head and left hand, a senior police officer said, adding that she and Pradeep were immediately rushed to separate private hospitals.
"Immediately after attacking the girl, Pradeep consumed some poisonous substance and died at a private hospital. He seems to have been mentally prepared for this act i.E attacking the girl and also to commit suicide," Assistant Commissioner of Police (Falaknuma Division) Mohammed Abdul Bari said.
The college authorities have handed over the CCTV footage of the incident to police, he said.
"The girl was known to Pradeep for the last four years. For the past two years, he had been pestering her with love proposals besides harassing her to marry him, which she rejected. He even teased her on several occasions," the ACP told PTI.
Bari said that Pradeep was apparently opposed to the idea of the girl studying in the co-ed institution and wanted her to instead study in a woman's college.
"After the relations between them strained, the girl had recently lodged a complaint with police alleging that her boyfriend had outraged her modesty and since then Pradeep had been absconding," the ACP said.
Chandrayangutta police are conducting further probe in the case.