In a heinous act of revenge, a Kerala man stabbed and threw acid on his former wife on Saturday for allegedly divorcing him. The 32-year-old woman from Kozhikode was returning home after work when she was attacked.
The incident took place at Kumaranellur in Kozhikode district around 6 pm on Saturday. Subash, a native of Mavoor in Kozhikode, was hiding in the bushes near her house when he ambushed and attacked her.
The woman was stabbed multiple times, according to reports. Though the residents in the area rushed to the spot after hearing the screams of the woman, Subash fled the scene.
According to police, the accused attacked the woman with the intention of taking her life.
Speaking to TNM, an official at Mukkam police station in Kozhikode, said, â€śSubash was hiding in the bushes and waiting for her. On seeing her, he pounced on her, stabbed her multiple times with a knife and poured acid on her. Though she was stabbed multiple times, fortunately, the injuries are not deep and only her hands were burnt in the acid attack.â€ť
The woman sustained injuries on many parts of her body, including her neck and face, in the stabbing. She is admitted at Kozhikode Medical College for treatment.
The woman has a nine-year-old child. The couple divorced eight months ago, and according to the police, the woman said this could be the reason for the attack.
According to reports, the woman is presently married to another man. Subash, who was working abroad, carried out the attack when he came for leave. Report also states that he used to disturb the woman constantly over phone after the divorce.
The Mukkam police have started a probe in the incident but the accused Subash is still at large. â€śHe is absconding since the incident, we have started a search for him,â€ť said the official.