Ramgarh (Jharkhand): A 31-year-old B.Ed student was shot dead outside her college at Ramgarh with one of her hands found severed.

Sonali Murmu, a married woman, was allegedly being harassed by one Suken Mandal of Dumka for long who had even threatened her after marriage, Superintendent of Police, M Tamilvanan said.

Prima facie, it appeared to be Suken Mandal's handiwork as he was in love with her, the SP said, adding Mandal is absconding.

Sonali's husband Chitranjan Tudu used to drop her to college, about 15 km from her in-laws place, everyday on a motorcycle. on Wednesday, her brother-in-law Naresh Tudu, had dropped her to college.