A 30-year-old man tried to kill a married woman, who he claimed was his lover, and then tried to end his life at her apartment in Malad (West) on Friday afternoon, police said. Both are admitted to the ICU, though their condition is stable.
The police have registered a case against Jayant Goswami for attempting to murder Sonal Goyani, 35, at her flat in Neeta towers in the Liberty Gardens area of Malad (West) at around 1pm. Her husband Hetal, 36, a businessman, was not at home and later told the police that Goswami had been harassing his wife for the past three months. The Goyanis have been married for 15 years and have two sons aged nine and 13.
Mahesh Patil, deputy commissioner of police (zone 11), said: “Jayesh arrived at Sonal’s residence and slit her throat while she was in the kitchen. She rushed out of the house, and latched the apartment door from outside before seeking help from her neighbour.”
“The neighbour told us that Sonal was bleeding profusely and her clothes were drenched in blood. They summoned an ambulance and rushed her to Evershine hospital in Malad (west). Hetal and the police were then informed of the incident,” said Patil.
Meanwhile, the police said, Goswami, who was left alone in the apartment for about 10 minutes, slit his throat.
“When the policemen broke open the door of the apartment, they found Jayesh lying in a pool of blood in the bathroom with his throat slit,” said Patil. The police found a note written by him the bedroom stating that he had been in a relationship with Sonal for the last two years, and they had decided to commit suicide as they could not live together.
The police said that Goswami was taken to Bhagwati hospital in Borivli, where he has been kept under observation.
“Both are in stable condition, but are in the ICU. We will record their statements after they have recovered. We have spoken to the woman’s neighbours and her husband,” said Patil.
The police said that they have registered a case against Goswami under section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code.