Udupi, Nov 5: A young woman was brutally murdered near Alankar Theater in Udupi at around 11 a.m. on Thursday. The violent incident has shocked the residents of Udupi.
The victim, identified as Nagaveni (23) of Hoovina Hadgali, Bellary, refused to marry Manunath in spite of his repeated requests because she was allegedly having a relationship with someone else. A jealous and enraged Manjunatha, assaulted her physically on Thursday.
Later, he followed her when she was walking along K M Marg and waited till she was isolated at a spot near Alankar Theater. He then pounced on her and attacked her with a razor. Nagaveni managed to escape from him and tried to call somebody from the pay phone. Manjunath attacked her again and cut her neck with a razor, killing her instantly.
The incident was witnessed by nearly 20 - 30 people, none of whom did anything to rescue Nagaveni. The police have arrested Manjunath; and currently, the case is under investigation.