Woman hacked to death for rebuffing sexual advances

Udhgamandalam: A 43-year-old woman was today hacked to death by a man after she allegedly rejected his sexual advances, police said here.

The accused, one Amrithalingam had approached the woman, whose husband had died six months ago, many times seeking ‘sexual cooperation,’ which was rejected by her, police said.

Angered over the rebuffal, the man came with a sickle and hacked the woman to death at O’valley and fled the scene after threatening locals who tried to catch him, they said.

A hunt is on for Amrithalingam, who is the deceased man’s cousin, police added.