Staff Reporter

ANANTAPUR: In the continuing spree of attacks on college-going girls in the name of love, a 16-year-old girl was killed, allegedly by a youth belonging to her village, for spurning his offer of marriage in Chagallu village in Anantapur district on Saturday.

The youth had allegedly been pestering her for nearly two years.

According to the police, Somasekhar Babu (20) slit the throat of Anita with a knife when she was alone at her home on Saturday.

She raised an alarm, but the youth completed the dastardly task and fled the scene before neighbours could come to her rescue. She died on the spot.

Anita’s parents were away in their farm fields when the incident occurred.