Spurned lover attacks girl, victim admitted to hospital

Bhubaneswar: A jilted lover allegedly attacked a tenth-standard girl student with a sharp weapon while she was returning home on Monday evening after attending remedial classes at VSS Nagar area here.

“Earlier, my husband had confronted the accused over his ill intentions but he pleaded to be innocent. Since then he was not seen in the area. But he suddenly appeared yesterday and committed the heinous act”, said the mother of the victim.

The accused identified as Santosh, attacked the girl from back with a sharp weapon. However she was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital in a critical condition.

“She sustained injuries on her face and her fingers are fractured. However her condition is stable now and we expect her to release from the hospital in next five to six days”, said Rabinarayan Rath, Superintendent of the hospital.

Santosh who used to work in a shoe shop beside the victim’s home, had developed an one-sided love with the victim and had proposed her for several times. Apparently peeved over this, he committed the heinous act in a bid to teach her a lesson.

Meanwhile, a case has been registered at Sahid Nagar police station here. However, the police denied revealing the details of the incident.

Earlier the accused was thrown out from the job due to his bad conduct.

It may be noted that a similar incident had occurred in the capital when another jilted lover had attacked the parents of a girl.