A spurned lover allegedly axed a teenage girl to death in tribal Jawhar taluka of Palghar district in Maharashtra, police said on Tuesday.
The incident took place yesterday when the accused 19-year-old Nilesh Kharpada, who was in love with the 14-year-old victim found her walking alone along the Saivan road near Kharvada village and attacked her.
Both the accused and the victim are residents of Tilonda village in the taluka.
According to police, the accused made advances towards the girl and wanted to marry her but she refused his proposal.
Annoyed, he fatally attacked her. The body has been sent for postmortem to the government hospital.
An offence under section 302 of the IPC has been registered and hunt is on for the alleged accused, police added.