Nashik: A 28-year-old man stabbed a girl with whom he allegedly had an affair, to death and later stabbed himself, police said on Thursday.
The incident took place last night in Palse village in Nashik Road area in Nashik. The accused, Shashikant Taware (28), had been hospitalised, said Pandharinath Dhokane, in-charge of Nashik Road police station.
Taware had a love affair with the victim, Jyoti Thite (22), and the two had decided to have a registered marriage in view of opposition from her family, said Dhokane.
Taware drove an auto rickshaw for living while Jyoti worked in a private firm.
According to the preliminary investigation, Jyoti's parents had stopped her from going to work for the last one month. Last night Taware met her outside her house and following an altercation, stabbed her several times.
He then stabbed himself. While Jyoti was declared dead at a private hospital, Taware was being treated. Police have registered a case of murder against him.