A former student of a co-educational institute in Bijnore barged into a classroom and applied vermilion on the forehead of a tenth class student in front of her classmates and teacher before fleeing the spot.
A case has been registered against Sonu Kumar (18) on the the complaint of the girl’s parents and the principal of the inter-college, police said.
S.O Kadrabad Satya Pal Singh said efforts were being made to nab the accused.
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Sonu Kumar, a resident of Murliwala village, was a student of class XI but left the college last year after failing in the annual examination, Singh said.
According to police, Kumar was in relationship with the girl, who belongs to the Dalit community and is two years his junior. “Their relationship had ended due to caste difference,” a police official said.
On Friday, Kumar reached the inter-college with vermilion in his pocket and a rakhi in hand and entered the girl’s classroom. “When the teacher tried to stop him, Kumar said he had come to get rakhi tied by his ‘adopted sister’ and instead applied sindoor (vermilion) on her forehead,” the official said.