Chennai: A postgraduate student from IIT Madras allegedly stabbed his classmate on the Chennai campus over a love affair, said police. The incident occurred on Wednesday at around 5.40 PM after which the 24-year-old victim was admitted to a private hospital in Adyar. Meanwhile, police nabbed the accused and took him for interrogation to the Kotturpuram police station. The accused identified as Manoj, 24, also hails from Haryana.

Upon preliminary inquiry, police found that the accused Manoj had allegedly stabbed Kaushik in the stomach with a sharp knife. Upon seeing Kaushik bleeding on the ground, a few students came to his rescue and alerted the institute authorities. The condition of the injured student, who is currently in the hospital, is now stable.

Meanwhile, a Kotturpuram police team who went in search of Manoj found that he had escaped from his hostel. Manoj was later nabbed while he was trying to leave the campus. A case has been registered in this regard under section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code.

In a similar incident on March 9, a college student was allegedly stabbed to death outside the campus in K.K. Nagar area in Chennai. The deceased identified as Ashwini is a B.Com student. She was rushed to a nearby hospital but succumbed to her injuries. Notably, the incident came two years after the horrific murder of techie Swathi, who was hacked to death in broad daylight at the Nungambakkam Railway Station by a stalker, Ramkumar.

In yet another horror on September 21, an autorickshaw driver was allegedly killed his 19-year-old mentally challenged daughter at their residence in Nerkundram. Kausalya was mentally-challenged from birth and often suffered from epileptic attacks.