The student was about to enter her school for a biology practical exam around 12.30 pm. According to the police, no one but a teacher saw the attack.
The teacher reportedly saw a man rushing towards the girl from behind and striking her thrice with a sword. The man then dropped the sword and ran away. The school is a little out of town and there weren't too many people around.
The 63-year-old teacher who witnessed the crime says she could not see clearly as she wasn't wearing her glasses and was at some distance from the spot.
The police questioned a suspect based on her family's information, but the investigation turned on its head when the police received news of another death. A young man was found hanging near the girl's village.
The gruesome killing in a public place in broad daylight has left the town horrified and afraid.
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