A 23-year-old man repeatedly stabbed a woman on a crowded street in Dum Dum Park on Thursday morning, following which he tried to commit suicide by consuming poison. Police sources said that the woman had recently ended their two-year relationship.
According to eyewitnesses, the youth, identified as Alim Barik, was standing on the VIP road waiting for Joly Khatoon (25). When she appeared, he approached her and stabbed her thrice on her back and neck, and then immediately consumed a packet of poison, said Deputy Commissioner (Detective Department) of Bidhannagar police commissionerate Santosh Pandey. Both were rushed to a nearby hospital. While Khatoon is admitted to a hospital in Salt Lake, Barik is in a nursing home.
“We suspect that the boy couldn’t take the rejection, but the real reason will only be clear after we record the statement of both parties,” said an officer, adding that Barik had been monitoring Khatoon’s movements over the past few days.
A case was registered under sections 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons), 307 (attempt to murder) and 309 (attempt to commit suicide) of the IPC. Police said they would question the two when they are discharged.