Dominic (22), a second-year PU student of RBANMS, was stabbed to death by unknown assailants around 5.15 p.m. on Annaswamy Mudaliar Road on Tuesday, Bharthinagar police said. The Fraser Town resident, who was employed in a small phone repair shop, was ambushed from behind near the Tamil Sangham building.

Passersby rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead. The police said they found a machete at the spot but claimed it was unused. Sources said his family suspects a love affair gone sour.

In another incident, the unidentified body of a murder victim aged around 35 was found on Tank Bund Road near K.P. Agrahara, Tuesday, Cottonpet police said.