Chennai techie critical after alleged knife attack by husband at work

Chennai A woman techie in Chennai is in a critical condition after her throat was allegedly slit by her husband at a renowned software company where she worked yesterday.

According to the police, the man attacked his wife at her office premises outside the city when she entered it in the evening. He reportedly told security personnel who had questioned his presence that he was waiting to meet his wife.

After attacking her, he slit himself even as security guards and a few of the woman's colleagues intervened to help her and stop him from attempting suicide. The man was reportedly upset with his wife as she had sought a divorce.

Both of them have been admitted to a city hospital and are said to be in a critical condition.
According to the police, the couple got married ten years ago when they were colleagues.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Adyar Sudhakar, told NDTV, "The man appears to have come prepared with a pocket knife to attack her. Both had an argument at the office earlier and then he has slit her. We don't know what he's now but when they got married he used to be a driver."

This chilling incident in an industry known for high security has shocked many in the city. Police have arrested the man and registered a case of attempt to murder against him.

Story First Published: February 23, 2013 08:58 IST

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