A lovesick 16-year-old boy poured pesticide into a school water tank in India Tuesday — hoping to kill those responsible for humiliating him, The Times of India reported.
Biswajit Mandal had earlier been suspended from Chitkul High School in Malda’s Gajole, West Bengal for stalking a classmate and repeatedly asking for her hand in marriage.
Both of them were from Rajadighi village.
Mandal was expelled after trying to smear vermilion on her forehead in public. Hindu women use vermilion along their hair parting to signify they are married.
He plotted revenge for the public humiliation and was spurred into action after his love interest registered her marriage Monday with a man chosen by her family.
Mandal sneaked into the school after hours and poured bottles of pesticide into the water tank, leaving a message next to the tank purporting to be from the girl’s father.
The letter said the tank was poisoned and the father was taking revenge on the school for its failure in protecting his daughter from being humiliated by Mandal.
Luckily only one student drank the water and fell ill but is recovering.
Mandal was roughed up by fellow villagers before he was handed into police custody.