Jilted lover stabs teacher to death in school

June 14th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Guwahati, June 14 (IANS) Students of a primary school in Assam are in trauma after they saw their teacher stabbed to death inside the classroom by her jilted lover. Police and witnesses said the incident took place Friday in the eastern town of Nagaon, about 130 km from the state’s main city Guwahati.

Taslima Begum, 25, was teaching when a man entered the classroom and chatted with her for some time before whipping out a dagger and piercing it into her chest, police official M. Rahman said.

The teacher was declared dead at a hospital in Nagaon. The 30-odd students screamed when they saw the teacher collapse.

“Pedestrians and shop owners heard the screams and caught hold of the man, the blood-soaked dagger still in his hand,” the official said.

Before the police reached the spot, a mob thrashed the man, seriously injuring him.

The assailant, Zehirul, was about 30 years of age. “He told us that he killed Taslima because she refused to marry him after being in love with him for a long time,” the official said.

The school children are still shocked.

“The incident happened in front of my daughter’s eyes. Since Friday my child is refusing to even speak a word,” said A. Ahmed, father of a nine-year-old student.

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