HYDERABAD: A 40-year-old man, who appeared before the court in connection with a case of domestic violence filed by his wife, slit the woman’s throat on the court premises and fled the place here on Monday. The incident took place at Upperpally court in Rajendranagar police limits of Cyberabad.
According to the police, Nagendranath and his wife Soujanya, 35, appeared before the court for hearing in connection with a domestic violence case (DVC), filed by Soujanya. The court took up the case for hearing on Monday and adjourned it to another date.
“After the hearing was over, Soujanya came out of the court hall and talked to her advocate. She was walking towards the bus stand to catch a bus to her home in Langerhouz when Nagendranath suddenly approached her from behind and slit her throat twice with a blade. He escaped from the spot immediately after the attack,” said Rajendranagar sub-inspector K Narayana Reddy.
Soujanya, who received cut injuries on her throat, collapsed on the ground, screaming for help. As she lay on the ground losing consciousness, the locals and policemen posted at the court tried to catch the accused. However, he managed to escape from the spot and melted in the crowd. Soujanya was shifted to a nearby hospital and her condition is stated to be serious.
Sub-inspector Narayana Reddy said Nagendranath, a resident of Chatrinaka married Soujanya of Langerhouz in 2007. The couple had disputes over domestic issues after one-and-a-half years.
A preliminary probe revealed that the family members on both sides had a clash in connection with the dispute. Rajendranagar police registered a case for attempt to murder.