Man stabs Hubballi girl to death for rejecting his advances, second incident in less than a month | bangalorenews

Man stabs Hubballi girl to death for rejecting his advances, second incident in less than a month | bangalorenews
Man stabs Hubballi girl to death for rejecting his advances, second incident in less than a month | bangalorenews

A 21-year-old woman was stabbed to death in Karnataka’s Hubballi city on Wednesday morning by a man who is said to have threatened to kill her “like Neha Hiremath”.

The incident occurred at Veerapura in the Bendiger police station limits around 5.30 am, according to police.

The police said that Girish alias Vishwa knocked on the door of Anjali Ambigera’s home around 5 am. Although her sisters asked her not to open the door, as Vishwa persisted, Ambigera opened it to tell him off.

However, as soon as Ambigera opened the door, Vishwa allegedly stabbed her in the neck. He is learned to have chased her inside the house, where she was living with her sisters and her grandmother, before stabbing her multiple times.

Ambigera died on the spot and Vishwa fled from the crime scene, the police said.

Festive offer

According to locals, Vishwa had threatened Ambigera in the past and her grandmother informed the police of the threats. He is also alleged to have threatened to kill her “like Neha Hiremath” if she refused to travel to Mysuru with him.

Neha, daughter of Congress councilor of Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation Niranjan Hiremath, was stabbed to death on April 18 allegedly by Fayaz Khondunaik. The case is being probed by the Criminal Investigation Department after the incident attracted widespread condemnation ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

A senior police officer told The Indian Express that Vishwa was still on the run and that the police were on the lookout for him. “The accused was familiar with the girl and was forcing her to reciprocate her feelings for her. As she refused to do so, he stabbed her to death,” the officer added.

The officer denied allegations that the police did not take the complaints of threats to his life seriously.

© The Indian Express Pvt Ltd

First uploaded on: 05-15-2024 at 14:35 IST

 
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