Chennai, Aug 31: In the second case in two days in Tamil Nadu of a woman being murdered by a spurned suitor, an infatuated youth on Wednesday killed a 24-year-old teacher in a church in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin since she was getting married to someone else, police said adding that the assailant later committed suicide.
Francina, a teacher in a local school, was praying at a church in Tuticorin, around 600 km from here, when she was attacked with a sickle by Segan, who professed love for her.
As Francina was getting married to another person soon, Seegan followed her to the church and attacked her grievously before fleeing.
Hearing her cries, others came to the church and took Francina to a government hospital where she soon breathed her last.
Meanwhile, police identified the killer but when they reached his place, he was found hanging.
Investigation revealed that Seegan used to follow Francina to her school daily and even proposed to her which was rejected. He also came to know that she had got engaged to another person and decided to eliminate her.
On Tuesday, third year engineering college student Sonali was killed in Karur, also in Tamil Nadu, by a fellow student in her class room as she had started avoiding him.