Man slit live-in partner’s arm in Mumbai [Representative image]& |  Photo Credit: iStock Images
- The accused suspected the his live-in partner was having an affair with a man who frequently phoned her.
- On Wednesday, he allegedly slit her arm with a blade and fled.
- A passerby rushed to help the injured woman.
Mumbai: A 40-year-old woman has registered a police complaint against her 36-year-old live-in partner, accusing him of slitting her arm with her blade at a shopping centre in Mumbai’s Oshiwara area on Wednesday.
Police said the complainant (name withheld) was in a relationship with the accused, identified as Sagir Khan. The two had been living together in Lokhandwala neighbourhood of Andheri suburb in the city since last two years. During the pandemic-induced lockdown, Khan began suspecting that she was cheating on him as a particular man frequently contacted her over the phone. He suspected that she was having an affair with him.
Man follows live-partner to shopping complex, attacks her
Since then, Khan’s suspicion only grew stronger. On Wednesday, the woman left home to got to a shopping complex in Oshiwara. Khan, who suspected that she was headed to meet the other guy, followed her. “When the woman reached a shopping centre at Oshiwara, Khan approached her from behind and attacked her with a blade,” a report by Hindustan Times quoted a police officer as saying.
A passerby rushed to help the woman while Khan fled the spot. The passerby took her to a hospital and called up the police. Later, a case was registered on the basis of a complaint filed by the woman.
Khan, who is currently absconding, has been booked for attempt to murder and assault under relevant sections of law, the police officer said.
In another incident, a 40-year-old watchman of a plush residential society in Andheri’s Amboli has been arrested for allegedly stalking a 14-year-old girl living there.
Police were approached by members of the housing society who had seen the watchman stalking the minor girl several times, an official said.
On being contacted by the police, the teenager’s family refused to file a complaint. Following this, the police took cognizance of the matter, registered a case under the provision of the IPC and the POCSO Act.