A man allegedly slit the throat of a nursing student with a kitchen knife in a hotel room of Ludhiana on Saturday for rejecting her marriage proposal.
The accused was identified as Sumit Kumar of Gaya (Bihar), son of a jeweller. He had come to Ludhiana three days ago.
An FIR was registered on the complaint of 21-year-old victim, who also hails from Bihar and is pursuing nursing from a college in Khanna. The woman told police that the man was known to her and had come to Ludhiana for some shopping.
The woman said that the accused met her near railway station and took her to a hotel room near clock tower. She added that after reaching the hotel room the accused started pressurising her to marry him. When she turned down his proposal the accused assaulted her.
The accused flashed a kitchen knife and slit her throat. She somehow resisted and fled the spot.
The hotel staff intervened and informed the police.
Inspector Gagandeep Singh, SHO, division number 1 police, said that an attempt to murder case has been lodged against the accused and arrested him. The accused claimed that he was in a relationship with the victim.
The inspector added that the victim was stable and undergoing treatment at a hospital.