Suraj Surve (30), who was booked on Monday for allegedly stabbing his former girlfriend and then slashing his own wrists in Andheri, has been transferred to the KEM Hospital, where he is currently admitted in a critical condition, police officers said on Tuesday.
Surve, a Ratnagiri native, was in a relationship with the victim till a year ago, when they broke up and the victim married someone else. On Monday, Surve allegedly called her to meet him at the Right Choice lodge in Andheri, where he first stabbed her with a knife and then slashed his own wrists.
On Tuesday, Surve was transferred from the Cooper Hospital, where he had initially been admitted, to KEM Hospital and the police said that he would be arrested after he was discharged from the hospital.
Meanwhile, the manager of the lodge on Tuesday recorded his statement with the D N Nagar police. In his statement, the manager has allegedly told the police that Surve checked into the lodge at 5 am on Monday. He reportedly had a box of mangoes with him, and told the manager to keep the mangoes with him, and send them up when his female friend reached the lodge to visit him. The manager complied with the instructions, sending the mangoes up to his room when the victim arrived at around 10:45 am.
Around 15 minutes later, the manager heard a scream from Surve’s room and rushed to investigate.
“The manager told us that he saw the 27-year-old victim screaming as she had been attacked by Surve. He then saw Surve on the floor with his wrist slit with the same knife,” said an officer with the DN Nagar police station.The manager then informed the police about the incident.
“Surve had attacked the woman after a fight as the woman had got married and shifted to Virar after severing ties with him. Surve wanted her to leave her husband and elope with him but she had refused to leave her husband after which Surve stabbed her in fit of rage. Subsequently, due to fear of arrest, he tried to kill himself as well,” the officer added.
He has been booked under sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 342 (wrongful confinement) under the Indian Penal Code.