BANTUMILLI: A man rejected by his fiancee after betrothal, attacked the woman and her grandparents at Naganna Cheruvu village in Bantumilli mandal of Krishna district on Wednesday night.
According to information, Sheik Rehamath (22), daughter of Sheik Mastan (45), was betrothed to Gouse of Chinthagundapalem in Machilipatnam a month ago.
Later, her family came to know that he was addicted to vices. Hence, they cancelled the engagement in the presence of a lawyer. Later, her marriage was fixed with a youth of Kalidindi mandal. Gouse who came to know that her marriage was fixed with another person, had started forcing her to marry him. Though she rejected him,
Gouse did not give up his attempts. He was making phone calls to her at midnight everyday for the past 15 days pestering Rehamath to marry him.
Rehamath's grandfather Razak gave a stern warning to Gouse two days ago that the latter had to face severe consequences if he continued to harass his granddaughter.
Gouse who got angry, decided to eliminate Rehamath. He along with his friend went to her house last night and attacked Rehamath's grandparents Razak and Buddi with an iron rod. Later, he cut the cheeks and the upper lip of Rehamath with a knife.
When they shouted for help, some locals went to their rescue. Gouse and his friend had fled by that time the locals reached the house. Rehamath and her grandmother were admitted to Machilipatnam government hospital.Razak who was severely injured in the attack, was shifted to Vijayawada government hospital.
The police registered a case.