The 19-year-old woman was a relative of the deceased, Ajith.
Ajith, who had many criminal cases pending against him, was an alcoholic.
According to police, three days ago, Ajith had followed the woman into an abandoned area where she went to relieve herself. Ajith held her and attempted to sexually assault her. He threatened to kill her if she didn’t obey him. The woman, however, pushed him and he fell off. The woman then picked the knife and stabbed him.
The woman had then approached the police and narrated the incident. The police visited the area and sent Ajith’s body for postmortem. “A case has been registered under Section 302 (murder) of IPC. We are investigating into the case. No arrests have been made till now,” said an officer of Sholavaram police station.