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Stalker attacks techie in Hyderabad for rejecting marriage proposal

The woman's refusal to marry him appeared to be the primary reason for the attack, police said, adding that further investigation was on to ascertain the exact cause.

By: Express Web Desk | Hyderabad |
Updated: March 3, 2021 1:41:22 pm
Hyderabad techie attackedThe woman's mother, who rushed to the techie's rescue, suffered minor injuries

Cyberabad police arrested a hairstylist for allegedly attacking a 29-year-old software engineer in Hyderabad after she refused his marriage proposal.

According to police, the accused, 29-year-old Shahrukh Salman, has been harassing her for the last two years. On Tuesday, at around 7.30 pm, he barged into the victim’s flat in Hydershakote and assaulted her with a sharp-edged weapon

The woman sustained multiple injuries and was admitted into a private hospital for treatment, while the attacker was detained by locals and handed over to police. The victim’s mother, too, received injuries when she tried to resist the attack.

Speaking to indianexpress.com, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Madhapur), Ch Raghunandan Rao said that the accused inflicted 10-15 lacerations on the victim with an intention to kill her. “He is arrested and being remanded to judicial custody,” he added.

The ACP also confirmed that Salman and the victim were counseled by Rajendranagar police a few days ago after the victim lodged a complaint with SHE Teams for allegedly stalking and harassing her. “A few days ago she had complained through WhatsApp and Rajendranagar police had summoned him. Both appeared before the police and he agreed not to trouble her again,” said the ACP.

Salman is a native of Haryana and has been working in Hyderabad with a renowned salon chain for the past several years, the police said.

Narsingi police registered a case and started the investigation. A case has been registered under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 452 (House-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault, or wrongful restraint).

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