On Wednesday morning, when the girl was on the way to college, 19-year-old Bharat attacked her with a large knife.

Stalker stabs minor girl multiple times in broad daylight in Hyderabad victim criticalLeft: Bharat, the accused. Right: Minor victim in hospital.
news Assault Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 14:58

A 17-year-old girl was brutally attacked and stabbed by her alleged stalker near her home in Hyderabad on Wednesday morning. The girl had been walking to college when 19-year-old Bharat stabbed her multiple times with a large knife and dragged her into a small lane, where he continued to assault her. Police say that the he had been stalking her for months.

Speaking to TNM, Additional DCP Central Zone, P Govinda Reddy said, “We are currently in search of the accused who has been absconding since the incident took place. An FIR has been filed, he’s been charged with attempt to murder, a case will be filed under POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012) as well.”

The girl's sister told the media that normally her uncle drops her at college, but on Wednesday, she had gone alone. After Bharat stabbed the girl, she called out for her mother, but the mother did not realise that she was in danger and did not rush to her. The mother told reporters that she could hear her daughter screaming after she had been pulled into the lane.

According to the victim's uncle, Bharat and the girl were not in a relationship as some reports had suggested, but Bharat had been harassing her. The uncle even tried to talk to Bharat, who said he would not harm the girl. The family also complained to police about Bharat's harassment, but no action was taken, they claimed.

The girl has been admitted to Yashoda Hospital in Malakpet after sustaining several injuries from the attack. A hospital representative has informed TNM that her condition remains serious and that doctors have yet to stabilise her. “She is being attended to by medical personnel at the moment. He stabbed her and she’s sustained grievous injuries. Her condition is quite serious as of now. The doctors attending to her are planning to take her up for surgery, but until she is stabilised this will not be possible.”

Yashoda Hospital PRO Sampath told TNM that the girl had been attacked 15 to 17 times on her neck, head and hands. They were waiting for her blood pressure to stablise before prepping her for surgey.

This incident comes days after another horrific story about a young girl who was set on fire by her stalker. The 12-year-old girl is a resident of Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool district and was taken to the hospital following the tragedy where she continues to fight for her life.  

 

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