In an unusual incident, the IIT-Madras campus turned into a crime scene after a student stabbed another, allegedly over a girl. However, police officials maintained that the incident took place due to difference of opinion and no girl was involved.
A second-year postgraduate student at IIT-Madras was allegedly stabbed by his classmate inside the campus on Wednesday. Victim who was studying M.tech and is a native of Haryana allegedly stabbed in the shoulder. Police say he got into a fight with his classmate Manoj, who also hails from Haryana, on Wednesday.
On the eve of Valentine’s Day, a student, identified as Pramod Kaushik (24), a second-year M.Tech student and native of Dhani Phogat village, Dadri taluk, Bhiwani district, Haryana, was stabbed by his classmate near the central library. The police have secured the attacker, a student named Manoj (24), who is also from Haryana.
We have seen friends fighting over a girl but this student at IIT-Madras allegedly stabbed his classmate inside the campus on Valentine’s Day. The incident took place around 5:30 PM when both had a quarrel near the college library and in the heat of the moment, Manoj stabbed Pramod with a sharp object.
“Around 5.30 pm, a clash broke out between the duo near the central library. In a fit of rage, Manoj stabbed Pramod on the shoulder with a sharp object and fled the spot,” a police official said. “Other students who witnessed the incident rushed the victim to the hospital, where he is currently under treatment in the ICU.”
The Kotturpuram Police have detained Manoj for an inquiry. According to a report, the boys were in love with the same girl and the fight was over who would get to propose to her on Valentine’s Day.