Prashant Hule, 20, who allegedly slashed the face of a 19-year-old college student at Parel on Friday morning, told the police that he attacked Mona Choudhary because she had humiliated his friend in public the previous day.
Hule was informed about the incident by his friend Sunil Hingire alias Sunny, following which he slashed Choudhary’s face four times with a blade.
Vikram Patil, senior inspector, Bhoiwada police, “According to Hule, Hingire came to his house on Thursday afternoon and told him that Choudhary had yelled at him in front of others for pushing her, even though it was an accident. Hingre was humiliated and decided to teach her a lesson.”
When HT spoke to Choudhary’s father Suresh, he said that the family was still in the dark about what had provoked Hule to attack Choudhary. “My daughter has denied any such incident taking place on Thursday. She told us that she has never seen the two boys.”
While Hule was arrested immediately after the incident too place, Hingire is absconding. The police have registered a case of causing hurt by dangerous weapons against the duo. Hule was presented before a local court and has been remanded to police custody till November 6.
The incident took place at E Moses Road at Parel, near Dr Shirodkar high school where Choudhary is pursuing a course in baking.
On Friday morning, as she got out of a taxi to enter her college for an exam, Hule slashed her face before being overpowered by locals.
Choudhary got stitches for the cuts she sustained in the incident.