Bangalore, July 8 (Calcutta Tube) An advocate allegedly stabbed a woman lawyer to death in the Karnataka High Court Thursday over a failed love affair, a police official said.
Advocate Raju, 28, stabbed junior lawyer Naveena, 25, many times with a knife and then attempted to commit suicide by slitting his throat and consuming poison. He also attempted to stab himself in the stomach, Cubbon Park police sub-inspector Jagdish told IANS.
By the time Naveena was rushed to a nearby hospital, she died.
Raju was taken to a private hospital for emergency treatment and is under intensive care.
‘According to preliminary reports, Raju stabbed Naveena in a fit of rage after he learnt that she was engaged to another man after being in love with him for over a year,’ Jagdish said.
The incident occurred around 2 p.m. during the lunch hour outside the court hall No. 4 on the first floor of the over century-old high court.