JAIPUR: Binjharpur police on Saturday arrested a 21-year-old youth on charges of attacking a college girl with a knife for spurning his love. The accused has been identified as Gourav Ray alias Tapi of Guhali village. The girl, who sustained injuries on her neck and hand, was first admitted to Binjharpur government hospital and later shifted to SCB Medical in Cuttack. Police said the victim is a plus-two student.
“The accused intercepted the girl while she was on her way to attend her tuition classes on a bi-cycle on Saturday morning. The youth proposed his love to the girl. But the girl snubbed him. This enraged the boy and in a fit of rage, he attacked the girl with a knife injuring her,” said Asit Kumar Mohanty, inspector-in-charge of Binjharpur police station.
Hearing the girl’s scream, people rushed to the spot, overpowered the accused and handed him over to the police. Locals admitted the girl to the hospital and informed her family.Police said the accused, a college dropout, had been following the girl for the last couple of days and it seemed to be one-sided love affair. Police said the girl’s condition is stable.Basing on the complaint filed by the victim’s mother, police registered a case and arrested the youth. The accused was forwarded to the court of the Additional District and Sessions Judge in Jajpur and later remanded in judicial custody after his bail plea was rejected.