Bengaluru: A 30-year-old woman was brutally stabbed by her 35-year paramour for allegedly refusing to continue physical relationship with him. The man reportedly stabbed her over 10 times and later surrendered before the police.
The accused has been identified as Raghu Shastri, a private financier and a resident of K.S. Layout. He was arrested by R.R. Nagar police.
The victim is undergoing treatment at a private hospital and her condition is said to be critical.
Police said the accused and the victim were having an illicit relationship for three years, as they lived in neigbouring flats, along with their respective families, in R.R. Nagar.
About six months ago, the families came to know about their relationship and Raghu moved to another house in K.S. Layout along with his family.
In the meantime, the woman repeatedly called Raghu asking him to repay the money he had taken from her.
On Tuesday night, Raghu called the woman and asked her to come near Murugan Temple in R.R. Nagar. After she arrived, Raghu took her to NICE Road where he allegedly asked her for sexual favours and demanded that she continue relationship with him.
When the woman refused, Raghu pulled out a knife and stabbed her repeatedly. Being aware that he could not escape the police, Raghu surrendered before the R.R. Nagar police and confessed to the crime.
The woman was rushed to a private hospital by some passersby who noticed her writhing in pain and lying in a pool of blood.
The police registered a case and produced Raghu before a local court which remanded him to judicial custody.