The youth who was reportedly enraged after his lover turned down his request to elope with him in order to get married, barged into her house and stabbed her.
The accused youth is Shameer (22) of Punjalakatte. The young woman belonging to the same community was 21 years old. It is learnt the two were in love since the past five years and that Shameer was pressurising the girl to marry him after deserting her family,
The accused young man has been handed over to the police by the family members of the woman.