A boy in Karnataka’s Haveri set himself on fire after he was scolded by his school principal in front of his parents for missing classes.
Haveri: A shocking incident has emerged from Karnataka’s Haveri, where a boy set himself on fire on Wednesday at his grandmother’s house, sustaining severe burning injuries. The boy is a pre-university college (PUC) student and hails from Haveri. He had been living in Hangal with his grandmother. Struggling with his studies, he had frequently been missing classes. Observing his behaviours and academic performance continuously, the principal called his parents for a meeting.
Recently, the principal scolded the boy in front of his parents and discussed about his poor exam results and low lack of engagement with his studies.
According to the police, the boy claimed to have experienced harassment from his college principal, citing it as the motive for self-immolation. A case has been filed against the school principal, and an ongoing investigation is underway.
In a non-similar incident, Karnataka Police arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with murdering his girlfriend. The accused killed his girlfriend by slitting her throat with a knife after a quarrel. The crime occurred at Kunti Betta Hills in Karnataka. The accused, identified as Tejas had been in a relationship with the victim girl, who was a final-year computer science engineering student.
As per PTI, the couple was frequently engaged in fight but their relationship came to brink when the man found the woman’s previous relationship, sparking a heated argument.
The woman felt frustrated when Tejas allegedly gathered information about her past without notifying her. Disturbed by his confrontations regarding her history, she also conveyed her intention to terminate the relationship. Despite her decision, on Thursday, he compelled her to come to the main town under the pretence of discussing their issues.
Subsequently, he transported her approximately 13 km away from the city to Kunti Betta Hills on his motorcycle. Another altercation unfolded at the Kunti Betta Hills, during which he produced a knife and slashed her throat, as disclosed by the officer.
Following the commission of the crime, the accused fled the scene on his two-wheeler, leaving the injured woman behind. Local residents stepped in to assist in transporting her to a nearby hospital, where she tragically succumbed to her injuries, as reported by the police.
Authorities have filed a murder case under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code, and Tejas, the accused, has been apprehended in connection with the incident.