A 16-year-old girl was allegedly stabbed to death by a spurned lover in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur district, the police said today.
The accused, Shivkumar Choudhary (24), has been arrested, Gohalpur police station''s inspector Praveen Singh said.
Choudhary had earlier professed his love for the girl, but she rejected his proposal, he said.
On Monday evening, the accused entered the teen's house in Kudwari village when her parents were out for some work and her brother was playing outside, the official said.
The victim's brother saw the accused entering the house and bolting the door from inside, following which he alerted his uncle.
"The girl's uncle and other villagers rushed there and asked Choudhary to open the door. However, the accused did not do so and allegedly stabbed the girl multiple times with a knife inside the house," the official said.
The family members of the girl with the help of some villagers then broke open the door and saw the accused stabbing the girl, who was lying on a bed, he said.
The victim was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared her dead, the official said.
Choudhary was arrested and the knife, which he bought through an online shopping site, was seized, he said.
According to the police, the accused was arrested three months back also when the girl complained that he was harassing her. He was later granted bail in that case.