A 19-year-old woman was attacked with a machete in Pune‘s Sadashiv Peth on Tuesday and the video of the incident has now surfaced on social media. The victim received injuries on her head and hand and has now been discharged after medical treatment.
In the one-minute CCTV footage, the attacker could be seen chasing the woman with the weapon on a busy road. As the man hits her head from the back, she falls onto the ground. Within seconds, alert locals could be seen running toward the woman and helping her. Some men also tried to overpower the attacker by throwing heavy objects at him.
According to the police, the woman had stopped talking to the attacker, who is her former classmate, after some issues. DCP Sandeep Gill told news agency ANI that the attack took place when the girl refused to talk to the attacker while she was travelling with her male friend.
Police said that on the basis of the CCTV clip, a case has been registered against the accused under section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
As per reports, the attacker had been harassing the woman for some time. Her mother said they had also complained to the accused’s father but still he attempted to kill their daughter.