Drunk Coolie at Government School Entrance Slashes Girl’s Face, Neck

Accused overpowered and caught by locals; cops see no motive

Published: 04th July 2015 06:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th July 2015 06:22 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI:  A class X girl coming out of school was attacked by a drunk man who slashed her face and neck with a knife at Ponneri on Thursday. Luckily, the girl suffered only minor injuries as classmates managed to save her from the man, who was near the entrance of a government school.

While locals managed to catch the accused, parents of the girl were hesitant in lodging a police complaint fearing the reputation of the girl. “The girl, with a few classmates, had just come out of the school and were standing close to the entrance. The man suddenly started abusing them and took out a small knife. As he waved it, she suffered minor injuries on the face and neck,” said a Ponneri police officer.

On seeing this, the locals managed to catch the man, identified as Baskaran (33), a resident of nearby Ernavoor village nearby. The girl was treated an out patient.

Police said the man was a stranger to the girl and there appeared no motive for his behaviour. “He is working as a coolie in a printing press and was carrying a knife used to cut papers. We think he should have misbehaved and the girl questioned him leading to an argument between them. The man apparently went violent after that,” said a police officer.

The Ponneri police have arrested Baskaran.

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