In a brazen attempt in broad daylight, a 35-year-old man allegedly attacked and injured his wife and four members of her family in Hyderabad on Thursday. The incident took place close to the Begumpet police station in the city and the accused was identified as Rahman, a painter by profession.
The police said that the couple had separated a few months ago but the accused continued to harass the woman. Following this, the woman, her mother, her sister and two others planned to approach the police station to file a complaint.
"The five of them were coming towards the police station when the accused intercepted them and took out a knife and attacked them. Police officers who were nearby, reacted immediately and stopped him. They also took him into custody," the investigating officer told local reporters at a press meet on Thursday evening.
"Four of them suffered injuries. We immediately took them to the Gandhi Hospital in a police vehicle itself. They are all out of danger," he added.
Speaking to the local media, family members of the woman alleged that the accused used to repeatedly beat her and pick up fights.
A case has been filed and an investigation is ongoing. Further details are awaited.
This comes less than a month after a man was hacked to death in public in Hyderabad's Attapur road near Pillar 140 of the PV Narasimha Rao expressway in Cyberabad police limits. Visuals of the incident show the victim lying on the ground, being attacked with an axe even as vehicles pass by.
This was the second such incident to have taken place on a busy road in Hyderabad, days after Madhavi and Sandeep, an inter-caste couple were hacked by Madhaviâ€™s father, Manoharachari in broad daylight in Erragadda. Madhavi sustained grievous injuries in the hacking and was discharged from the hospital this week.