In an unexpected incident, a 23-year-old woman teacher was minced to death inside a private matriculation school in Kurunjipadi by a man who had been chasing her for over a year.
The episode occurred when S. Ramya, the victim, arrived at the Gayathri Matriculation school around 8.30 a.m.
The accused, identified as K Rajasekar, 24 of Virudhagirikuppam escaped. According to police, the accused had been bothering her for some time confessing love. When she declined, he started stalking her.
The accused who knew about her schedule entered the classroom and attacked Ramya on the neck with a long knife. He escaped the scene immediately after committing the offence on a two-wheeler. The victim succumbed on the spot.
It was a sanitary worker in the school who first saw the victim lying in a pool of blood and alerted the school’s correspondent V. Rangarajan.
On the report, police rushed to the spot and sent the body for post-mortem to the Kurunjipadi Government Hospital.
Kurunjipadi Police are reviewing the case.