Varkala murder: Teen girl found with throat slit, friend arrested

Sangeetha | Photo: Manorama

Varkala: A chilling cold-blooded murder of a teenage girl has been reported from Varkala in Thiruvananthapuram district. Sangeetha, a native of Vadasserikonam in Varkala, was found with her throat slit outside her house a little after last midnight.  

Police have arrested her male fried Gopu for the murder. He is a native of Pallikal.

He called Sangeetha out of her house and slit her throat after a quarrel sometime after 1.30 am on Tuesday.

Neighbours who rushed to the spot on hearing the commotion found Sangeetha lying in a pool of blood. They also saw someone fleeing in the dark.

The 17-year-old was reportedly close to Gopu. The motive of the crime is not known yet, but a strain in their ties likely led to the murder. According to sources, he called out the victim pretending to be Akhil, an acquaintance of Sangeetha.

The recovery of mobile phone and the knife at the crime scene led the police to Gopu. Sangeetha was a first-year degree student of Sree Sankara College at Kilimanoor.

Parents in despair
The parents of 17-year-old Sangeetha who was murdered in a brutal manner by her lover in front of the house are yet to overcome the shock.

Sajeev and Shalini had the misfortune of seeing her writhing in pain and bathed in blood as she breathed her last.

“I woke up hearing someone slamming the door. The banging was going on continuously. I opened the window and asked who it was. Suddenly, I saw my daughter’s hand. She could not speak. She raised her quivering hands. When I opened the door, I saw her bathed in blood. I embraced her asking what had happened. She could not speak a word. I want to die. My daughter is gone…” says a broken-hearted Sajeev.

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