Dejected lover attacks 22-year-old girl with sword

Kurukshetra: A 22-year-old girl, working in a showroom at a municipal complex here, was seriously injured when a youth, who claimed to be her lover, attacked her with a sword today.

Nearby shopkeepers rushed to the spot after hearing her cries and rushed her to the district LNJP Narain hospital in a serious condition, from where she was referred to PGIMER at Chandigarh, police said.

The accused was nabbed immediately by the shopkeepers and arrested, SP Simmardeep Singh said.

According to police, Vishal alias Rinku, a resident of Bishangarh near here, attacked the girl on her head with the sword when she was coming back from the roof of the complex along with a fellow woman employee.

She was working at the showroom for last one and half years while Vishal was employed at another nearby showroom for the last three years, police said.

Police said the duo had been seeing each other for the last one year. The accused reportedly got annoyed with the girl a few days back over some issue, they said.