A teenaged girl student was today beheaded in the campus of the prestigious St Xavier''s College here by her jilted lover, police said.
"Kusum Kumari (17) was beheaded with a sharp weapon in the campus of St Xavier''s College by a young man who was identified as Vijendra Prasad," Superintendent of Police Sambhu Thakur.
Senior Superintendent of Police Praveen Kumar said Prasad admitted during interrogation that both he and Kumari hailed from Sonari area of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand and he loved her for the past five years.
However, it was a one-sided affair, the SSP said, adding, Prasad had the intention of committing suicide after killing her but was overpowered by students before he could do that.
Kumari was an intermediate science student in the Ranchi Women''s College and her centre for the ongoing examination was the St Xavier''s College and she was writing the second year exam of the Jharkhand Intermediate Council.
"Her examination was in the second half. As soon as she came out of the examination hall at about 5.15 pm, the boy pounced on her and beheaded her with a sharp weapon. The students present there caught the youth immediately and handed him over to the police," a St Xavier''s College lecturer said.
The boy is studying in a Jamshedpur college.
Kumari''s body was sent for post-mortem and the weapon used in the murder was seized.