In what seems to be a case of unrequited love, a 20-year-old woman was brutally stabbed multiple times by a 22-year old man in the coastal Karnataka town of Mangalore
A video captured of the incident by a resident in the vicinity has become viral.
While several people are heard shouting at the attacker him to stop and some even try to approach him, the man is seen slitting his own neck and threatening passersby to stay away from when they try to intervene.
According to the police, both the accused and the victim are in a critical condition, with the latter worse off.
A preliminary investigation is underway, with the Mangalore DCP (Law and Order) saying that it appeared to be a case of unrequited love, wherein the victim didn’t respond to the accused’s overtures.
The attacker who kept stabbing the girl was forcibly stopped by the ambulance staff.
The woman has been identified as Deeksha, who was apparently returning home from college around 4.30 pm on Friday when the incident occurred in broad daylight near the Deralakatte area in Mangalore.
The accused has been identified as Sushant.
Locals called an ambulance and both Deeksha and Sushant were taken to the KS Hegde Medical College.
Meanwhile, a similar incident has come to light from Delhi’s’ Chirag Dilli area on Friday when a man allegedly stabbed a 24-year-old married woman to death. The police have alleged that the woman refused to continue with the relationship.
The accused, seriously injured, was identified as Sunny, while the woman as Pinkey. The police are investigating whether he tried to kill himself or was injured during the altercation.
Pinkey, the victim, was in a relationship with Sunny before her marriage, they said.
She got married five years ago, but Sunny did not want to end the relationship and kept pestering the victim, police said.
“When the police reached the spot, they found the woman lying in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds. The accused also had injury marks on his neck,” said Vijay Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South).
Both Pinkey and Sunny were rushed to AIIMS.
While Pinkey succumbed to injuries, Sunny is currently being treated, the police said.