A 21-year-old girl slashed the throat of her would-be husband as she did not want to marry him.
The girl attacked her fiance A. Ramunaidu after closing his eyes to present him a gift. After tying her ‘dupatta’ around the victim’s eyes, she slashed his throat and escaped.
The shocking incident occurred at Amarapuri village under Butchayyapeta mandal of newly-formed Anakapalli district on Monday.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Sunil said on Tuesday that they have taken Vijayapu Pushpa into custody and questioned her. She admitted to attacking the man with a knife.
Police booked the accused for attempt to murder and produced her before a magistrate, who sent her to judicial custody.
According to police, Ramunaidu’s marriage with Pushpa was scheduled to be held on May 20. The couple went out on a scooty on Monday.
She asked him to stop the scooty in front of a shop at Vaddadi and went inside saying she wanted to buy something for him. She did not reveal what she bought for him and asked him to take her to Vishwashanti Jyotirmoy Ashram.
After reaching there she asked him to close his eyes and when kept his palms on his eyes, she told him that he had not properly closed the eyes and tied her dupatta on his eyes. She then slit his throat with a knife she had brought with her.
Locals shifted a profusely bleeding Ramunaidu to a hospital. He told police that Pushpa told him before leaving the spot that she did not want to marry him and since her parents would not have agreed to this she attacked her.
The girl told police that she did not want to marry anybody as she wanted to spend the life of a devotee at Om Shanti Ashram.
Ramunaidu, who also hails from the same district, is doing PhD from the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) in Hyderabad. He is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Anakapalli and his condition is now stated to be better.