IN A sensational incident, a man allegedly stabbed the daughter-in-law of former chief minister Virendra Kumar Sakhlecha at her house in Arera Colony on Friday.
The accused had reportedly entered the house posing as a postman. He was later arrested. The victim was reported to be out of danger.
According to police sources, the victim, Rama Sakhlecha, 35, wife of Rajkumar Sakhlecha, resident of E-8, Trilanga, was alone in the house when the accused, Himanshu Mishra, who was wearing a helmet, knocked at the door.
He said that he had come to deliver an envelope. As she opened the door, the accused whipped out a knife and stabbed Rama in the neck. She tried to run away but he again stabbed her.
Listening to the screams, the neighbours rushed to her help but the accused had fled by then on his motorcycle. Mishra had later removed the helmet he was wearing when he entered the house.
The complainant recognised her as he earlier worked in her husband’s factory in Mandideep and had been sacked sometime back over a dispute, sources said. It is not known though what exactly prompted him to stab her.
Meanwhile, the victim was admitted to a private hospital where her condition was described as stable. Only the couple, Rama and Rajkumar, lives in the Paras Majestic Society house.
Rama had just returned from the temple and had shut the door when the accused came. He was reportedly waiting outside the house for her to come back. Mishra was practicing as a lawyer ever since he was sacked from the factory.
The incident sent shockwaves across the locality. The Habibganj police have arrested Mishra for attempt to murder and are interrogating him. The investigations are on.