The Kodigehalli police on Saturday arrested a woman, who, along with her roommate and a cable operator, allegedly stabbed her neighbour and assaulted him.
The incident occurred on April 8 in a lift at Sterling Park Apartment in Sanjeevini Nagar, Kodigahalli.
Police said one of the accused, cable operator Chandrashekar, was arrested a day after the incident. But Mary D’Mello and Stella D’Mello, who allegedly stabbed the victim Raju Khurana, an assistant manager in a private company, are absconding.
On Saturday morning, Mary had gone to a supermarket to buy provisions. The Kodigehalli police, who were alerted about this, rushed to the spot and arrested her. She has since been remanded to judicial custody.
A senior police officer said that preliminary investigation revealed that Stella and Mary, hailing from Mangalore, who claim to be advocates, had filed a false complaint against Khurana two months ago and were warned by the police.
Later, the accused started abusing Khurana and his family and even took obscene pictures of them on their mobile phones and uploaded it online. The duo also threatened Khurana’s wife and daughter.
Khurana, who learnt about this, had picked a quarrel with the accused a few days ago. In return, the duo, along with Chandrashekar, came to the apartment and attacked Kurana when he was getting into the lift.
He was shifted to a private hospital and filed a complaint the next day with the police.
Kodigehalli police are on the lookout for Stella.