KOLKATA: A 29-year-old woman, a private company employee, was stabbed on the neck by a biker near the Sarsuna Jheel — a few hundred metres from Sarsuna College — while she was returning home after work late on Monday. The woman is now being treated in a Behala private hospital. The attacker has been arrested.
Police said the woman, a graduate from a reputable Kolkata college, stays with her parents. Her husband is a marine engineer. The cops scanned CCTV footages to pinpoint the biker and arrested the accused within hours.
“We have arrested Madhusudhan Sharma (34), a resident of South Hatiara of Gopalpur, and charged him under IPC 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means). We had spotted the four digits of his bike from CCTV footage,” said an investigating officer.
“Sharma was known to the victim for some time. He had even dropped her home a few times after office. On Thursday, too, he had come to drop her. For this, he had borrowed a bike from a friend, who stays at Girish Park. The two reportedly got into an argument once they reached near the woman’s home. It was then that the accused brought out a small knife and slashed at her neck,” said an officer.
The case was written on the basis of a complaint lodged by the victim’s mother, said an officer. She stated that her daughter had bleeding injuries on her neck and was taken to hospital by her father.
Police said following leads from the CCTV footage from the area and with inputs from an onlooker, four digits of a bike could be collected. After careful scrutiny, with help from the RTA, they zeroed in on a bike. A raid was conducted in the Girish Park area. The bike was found there and its owner was questioned. He revealed that the accused was a friend and he had borrowed the bike saying that he was going to Sarsuna.
The accused will be produced at an Alipore court on Wednesday.