A man has been arrested in Kolar on charges of attempt to murder, after he attacked a woman with a machete and hacked her multiple times, on Sunday.
According to the Bethamangala police, Santhosh (25) attacked Kumari (50), with a machete at around 8.45 pm at the Kotilingeshwara temple in Kammasandra where she works.
In a video that is circulating online, Santhosh is seen hacking at her neck as she attempts to ward off his blows. Police said that that after he attacked Kumari, he attempted to escape, but people on the streets and in shops near the temple caught him and kept hold of him until the police arrived.
Kumari has been admitted at Mallya Hospital, where she is being treated for her injuries.
He is yet to be produced before court. The motive for the attack is not known.