Mumbai : In another case that questions the security of women in the city and now in their own colleges, a Third Year Bachelor of Management student from Chetana College in Kherwadi, Bandra (East) was stabbed by her friend Nikhil Bankar (21), who was on way to classes. Banker then stabbed himself in the abdomen and later succumbed to the injuries.
Banker confronted the girl on the staircase and stabbed her eight times with a kitchen knife. He then stabbed himself in the abdomen.
Two peons present at the scene overpowered Banker and took away the knife.
“It looks like the incident was due to one-sided interest from the boy and they were having small tiffs over pen drives and mobiles,” said Additional Commissioner Vishwas Nangre Patil.
Banker and the girl were taken to Gurunanak Hospital near the college by two professors.
The girl with multiple injuries has been admitted to the ICU and was undergoing surgeries at the time of reporting.
“I was too shocked at first and did not realise what was happening. I am a guest lecturer and was on way to class when the incident happened,” one of them said.
The college is tight-lipped about the incident and has not released any official statement. “We had held a meeting in the college itself just a week ago about awareness for sensitivity towards women but we are limited in our involvement when it comes to private institutions and colleges,” Patil said.
“The two had been classmates for three years but last month the girl and her uncle filed a complaint at Kherwadi police station and with the college authorities as well saying the boy was aggressively insisting on a relationship. The boy and his mother were called and given counseling by both the college and police authorities.” Patil said.
Neighbours described Banker as reserved and quiet. “He never mixed around with the people in the colony and never participated in the Satyanarayan Puja,” one of the young neighbours said.
“We have not informed Banker’s mother, sister and grandmother about his death since he is the only boy in the family,” the boy’s maternal uncle Prakash Salve said.