Married man kills college student he wanted to marry


A 27-year-old married man was arrested by the Coimbatore police on Sunday after he allegedly stabbed to death a 20-year-old college student who he wanted to marry against the wish of her family


  • The man was arrested on Sunday
  • The victim’s body was found on Saturday
  • The accused was already married for three years

A 27-year-old married man was arrested by the Coimbatore police on Sunday for allegedly stabbing to death a 20-year-old college student, who he wanted to marry.

Satish Kumar, the accused, was already married for three years, yet when Pragathi’s (victim) family started to look for a suitable groom for her, in a fit of rage, the accused killed her, The News Minute reported.

Police divulged that Pragathi and Satish had been in a relationship and wanted to get married but the victim’s parents were against it.

Satish Kumar, despite the reluctance of the family to the marriage, continued to pressurise Pragathi’s family to get her married to him and they refused.

“The victim and Satish have been in touch even after he got married but she was planning on moving on and getting married herself. The accused did not want this to happen,” Inspector Vairam, who is investigating the case told The News Minute. “So, before she left to Dindugal which is her hometown, he called her and they met. He then stabbed her in the neck with a knife and killed her,” he added.

A second-year student, Pragathi studied at a college in Coimbatore. On Friday when she did not return home, her parents filed a missing person complaint with the police on Saturday morning.

On Saturday her body was found on a roadside with slashed throat. “Even the parents did not suspect that Satish would have committed this murder,” the investigating officer told.

An FIR has been registered at Gomangalam police station under Section 302 (murder) of the IPC. Police are still interrogating Satish.

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