Miffed at being spurned by his lover,a boy attacked a BA second year student in full public view Tuesday morning in Rewaris Bharawas village.
The youth,identified as Rahul,first hit the girl on her head with an axe and then repeatedly hit on both her legs. After leaving the girl motionless in the middle of the road,Rahul walked to the nearby police post and surrendered. However,as news of the incident spread,agitated family members and other villagers stormed the police post and assaulted Rahul leading to his hospitalisation later.
The girl and her friend were on way to their college at the time of the incident. Rahul,followed both girls and attacked one of them with an axe. According to an investigating officer,Eyewitnesses told us that the girl did not realise at first what happened and fell on the ground. The boy continued to hit the girls legs with the same axe and then ran away. Passersby came to the girls rescue and rushed her to the hospital.
The girl was admitted to Rewari civil hospitals trauma centre in a critical condition. The girls parents and villagers were informed about the incident. The agitated mob first vandalised Rahuls residence in an attempt to find him. When they learnt that Rahul was at the Bharawas police post,the mob stormed the place and assaulted him. The policemen present there could not protect him.
Rahul was also admitted to the Rewari civil hospitals trauma centre in a critical condition. The villagers also blocked the road outside Bharawas police post and demanded stern action against Rahul.
In his statement recorded by the police,Rahul claimed that he was in love with the girl and had expressed his feelings to her several times but she did not respond. She complained against him to her parents and they reprimanded him.
Rahul was booked on charges of attempt to murder and the Rewari district police were also in the process of registering a case of assault against the villagers who stormed the police post.