CHENNAI: A 25-year-old man was arrested by the police after he slit the throat of a woman in full public view near Poonamalee bus stop, late Saturday night.
The woman, luckily survived the attack with about 15 sutures on her neck.
The accused, B.Manoj was the estranged lover of the victim, Saranya (22). Manoj had called Saranya to meet her in a desperate attempt to win her over when he attacked her, police said. Investigations revealed that the two of them are colleagues at an electrical goods manufacturing firm near Poonamalee along the Chennai-Bengaluru highway and were living together for a year.
They had separated recently after differences cropped up in their relationship. While the woman lived alone, Madan moved in with a male friend.
According to the police, Manoj had set up the meeting on Saturday night and when she bid goodbye and began to leave, he took the weapon he was carrying and slashed at her neck.
The public who witnessed the incident rushed to the aid of the woman and moved her to the government hospital nearby.
She was then sent to the Kilpauk Medical College Hospital where she was given 15 sutures. “The woman is now out of danger,” a police officer said.
Manoj was handed over to a police patrol vehicle nearby who took him to the police station.
A case under section 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC was registered against him. He was remanded in judicial custody and was lodged in Puzhal prison.