AMSHEDPUR: A 50-year-old woman schoolteacher was allegedly beheaded by a youth inside the campus of a government-run school in Jharkhand’s Seraikela-Kharsawan district on Tuesday, afternoon.
The accused then ran through the village streets with the severed head while threatening panicked bystanders, before getting arrested.
The teacher, Sukru Hessa, was overseeing a physical training session of students when the accused Hari Hembram — who is in his twenties — barged into the campus of Khaparsai Middle School while screaming at her. He pushed her on the ground, dragged her to a distance and attacked her with a dagger, witnesses said.
While Hessa died on the spot, Hembram fled with the chopped head and the murder weapon. He then ran around the village with the severed head, wielding the dagger at passersby for almost four hours before being held.
“We are yet to ascertain the motive behind the murder. The accused seemed to be deranged,” said Seraikela-Kharsawan SP Chandan Kumar Sinha. Hessa and Hembram were both residents of Khapsarai village, said cops.