Kochi: A dental college student was shot dead by a friend, who also took his life with the same gun at Kothamangalam on Friday.
PV Manasa, 24, a native of Kannur, was reportedly shot dead by Rakhil near the Indira Gandhi College at Nellikuzhi in Kothamangalam. According to police sources, the duo had quarreled in the past as well.
The incident took place around 3.30 pm.
It has emerged that the killing of the dental student at Kothamangalam was a crime of passion.
Rakhil and Manasa had been in love for over a year until the latter decided to break up.
But Rakhil was unwilling to give up and followed Manasa to her college at Kothamangalam a month ago. Following the incident, Manasa and her father, who is a home guard, approached Kannur DySP Sadanandan.
I summoned the boy and his parents to my office and told him to stop following her as she was not interested,” DySP Sadanandan told Onmanorama.
The man and his parents agreed to it and because the woman and her family were not interested in pressing any charges we let him off with a warning,” said the police officer.
However, Rakhil was reportedly upset and returned to Kothamangalam where he allegedly killed Manasa using a gun and committed suicide soon after.
Manasa was staying as a paying guest with three other friends. According to television reports, Rakhil had reached Kothamangalam from Kannur few days ago.
He had reportedly stormed into the house and dragged Manasa into a room. Her friends heard two gun shots followed by a third one. They reportedly saw Manasa and Rakhil lying on the floor.
Manasa is believed to have been still alive when her friends found her, but she was confirmed dead at a hospital.
with input from OnManorama