Hyderabad: A youth slit the throat of a girl with whom he was in love in Hanamkonda town of Telangana on Friday.
The 23-year-old victim was admitted to MGM Hospital in Warangal, where her condition is stated to be stable.
According to police, the incident occurred in front of the victim’s house under Subedari police station limits in the town.
The accused, identified as Azhar, used some sharp object to slit the girl’s throat after an argument. Hearing her screams, neighbours rushed her to a hospital. Since the injury was superficial, the girl’s condition was stated to be out of danger.
Police launched a hunt for the accused, who escaped after attacking the girl.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the accused and the victim have been in a love affair for one year.
The victim had come to Hanamkonda Friday morning from Hyderabad, where she has been staying for a year after completing her MCA to prepare for a competitive exam. Both the accused and the victim wanted to meet.
The couple apparently had an argument over some issue leading to the attack by the accused. The victim was reported to be reluctant in sharing details of the accused but police identified him as Azhar.
Police were trying to ascertain what transpired during the meeting between the accused and the victim which led to the incident.