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Student at California college slain while visiting India

March 9, 2012 | 12:48 pm

Students at American River College in Sacramento expressed sadness as news spread of the death of a fellow student who was allegedly stabbed to death by her fiance last weekend while in India.

The student, 22-year-old Paimana Khanjar, began her studies at the college in 2008 and was on the waiting list for a psychology class this semester.

Police arrested her 26-year-old fiance as he reportedly tried to board a plane back to his home in Afghanistan.

According to the Hindustan Times, a newspaper in New Delhi, police said Khanjar was killed for allegedly trying to break her engagement.

"Really sad. Just really sad. Feel sorry for the family," student Jennifer Peet said.

"Just knowing that something like that could happen to somebody who went to my school.... It's just so sad," added fellow student Megan Scheiza.

--Fox 40 News