Woman fatally stabbed at Kerala beach, man held

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Aluva (Kerala), Aug 11 (IANS) A man asked a woman he knew to shut her eyes to give her a surprise present and then went on to stab her to death at a beach near here on Friday, police said. The killer has been arrested.

Sheethal, 30, was stabbed around 10.30 a.m. at the Cherrai beach, a popular tourist destination, by Prasanth, who hails from Kottayam district, the police said.

“The man told us he was a tenant in the woman’s house. He claimed they were lovers but their relationship had soured,” a police official told the media.

Both had visited a temple before going to the beach.

Once Sheethal closed her eyes, the man fished out a knife and stabbed her. Onlookers rushed her to a hospital but she bled to death.

–IANS

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