Two women, one of whom is a medical student, were critically injured after they were allegedly attacked by their own roommate, a 26-year-old man, in south Delhi's Hauz Khas area on Saturday, police said.
"The incident was reported at 7am from the Gautam Vihar area. Initial investigation has revealed that Shankar Thapa, 26, was staying with 24-year-old
Virginia Shenpin, and her friend 23-year-old Adreline. He attacked both of them with a kitchen knife after he was asked to pack up and leave," said a senior police officer, requesting anonymity.
According to senior police officials, Thapa and Shenpin had returned from China after pursuing a course in medicine, and had been romantically involved since 2006.
They were currently preparing to take a Medical Council of India examination.
"Initial questioning has revealed that their relationship had turned sour and that they had broken up three days ago. Consequently, Shenpin asked Thapa to leave the said house," the officer said, adding that the trio had moved into the accommodation in January.
Police said Thapa attacked the women when he went to the house on pretext of taking his belongings and tried to reason with Shenpin again.
"But when she refused to take his word for it, Thapa got angry and attacked her twice with a knife kept in the kitchen.
When Adreline tried to help Shenpin, he attacked her twice as well before escaping," the officer said.
Police said the women were rushed to the Safdarjang Hospital, where their condition was initially critical but stable now.
"We have registered a case and are looking into the matter," the officer added.