Days after an alleged stalker attacked a 23-year-old nurse in Hyderabad, the city police managed to nab him from Attipadi village in Kerala's Palakkad District.
The police had earlier said that the accused, identified as 32-year-old A Pramod, and the survivor, hailed from Kerala.
They also said that Pramod came to Hyderabad and hatched a plan to throw acid on the victim if she rejected his proposal. After confronting her in Banjara Hills, he threw the acid when she was heading back to her hostel after work.
She suffered injuries on her back, even as the accused fled. The incident took place on May 10, around 5.30 pm.
In a press release, the police said that Pramod had earlier proposed to marry the victim, but she had rejected his advances, following which he planned the attack.
"Immediately many teams were pressed into service for apprehending of the accused. In pursuit of the accused, a special team visited Palakkad District of Kerala and the accused was apprehended from Attipadi, a remote village," the press release states.
A case was registered under Section 326 (Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or mean) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) with the Banjara Hills police.
Speaking to reporters, Hyderabad Commissioner Anjani Kumar said that the surffered had suffered 8 to 10% burns due to the attack, adding that her condition was now stable.
He also added that Pramod had been sent to judicial remand.
This follows a spate of such incidents in the recent past that have been reported from Hyderabad.
In March this year, a stalker had set a minor girl on fire near Hyderabad’s Amberpet area following which the victim succumbed to her injuries at the state-run Gandhi Hospital.
In January, 24-year-old B Janaki, who was working as a saleswoman in a supermarket, was killed when her colleague stabbed her at her house in Moosapet. She was being harassed for weeks, after she rejected her colleague's proposal.
In December last year, 22-year-old Sandhya Rani was set on fire in full public view as she was returning home from work in the city’s Lalaguda area, for refusing the advances of a stalker who was harassing her.