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Girl stabbed in college dies

Mumbai, Dec. 25: A 21-year- old management student stabbed by a spurned lover in college succumbed to her injuries today, three days after the alleged attacker struck her and killed himself.

Police said they couldn’t understand what had triggered the action of Nikhil Bankar, a classmate of the girl who stabbed her multiple times at their Bandra college on Saturday, as the couple had agreed to stay apart during counselling sessions following objections from the girl’s family.

“The girl’s family had first approached us. Both the girl and the boy had been counselled at the police station a month-and-a-half back,” said deputy commissioner of police Namdev Chavan.

Other officers said Bankar had carried the knife to college that day, suggesting the attack did not stem from an altercation but was planned. The statements of the couple’s friends and relatives have been recorded.

Bankar and the victim were final-year students of Bachelor of Management Studies at Chetana College in Bandra.

The two had gone separate ways after the opposition from the girl’s relatives. Bankar’s father, too, had given an undertaking to the institute saying his son would stay off her.

Chavan said a case of attempt to murder had been registered against Bankar initially and altered to murder today. The probe will continue despite his death and a report will be submitted to court, Chavan said.

Chavan, the deputy commissioner, said the girl’s parents live on the outskirts of Mumbai and she stayed with her uncle in a neighbourhood not far from the Bandra college.