Being rejected by his girlfriend on Sunday did not stop Lavesh Ghanekar from trying to convince her and her parents to agree to the alliance. In the last four days, Ghanekar tried every trick in the book, including an attempt to harm himself, to get the woman back in his life, the police said.
Ghanekar, a driver, and the woman, a school dropout, got into a relationship a few years ago, when they were neighbours in Mulund. Lavesh moved to Bhandup some time ago.
The Mulund police said when the woman told Ghanekar that she could not marry him against her parents’ wishes, he assured her he would convince her parents.
He also got his mother and brother to go to the woman’s house with a marriage proposal.
J Jadhav, senior inspector, Mulund police, said Lavesh had also offered to bear the expenses of the wedding.
“Despite his efforts, the woman and her family turned down Ghanekar’s proposal,” said Jadhav.
When Ghanekar was arrested from his residence in Bhandup, his left hand had wounds which appeared to be self-inflicted, said an officer from the Mulund police station on condition of anonymity as he is not authorised to speak to the media. “We suspect Ghanekar may have tried to harm himself before attacking the woman. We will question him about how he injured his hand,” the officer said.
The officer said the woman had tried to explain the situation to Ghanekar, but, as he remained insistent upon marrying her, she stopped responding to his advances. “This may have provoked him into taking revenge,” the officer said.