When she rebuffed his overtures yet again on Wednesday, a 25-year-old attacked a teenaged girl of Ramkishan Karotianagar, Ulhasnagar.
The girl is in the intensive care unit at Sion hospital.
“She is responding to treatment,” said Inspector Sanjay Surve of Central police station.
“Nabaab Sheikh (25) had professed his love to the teenager on several occasions, but she ignored his overtures,” Surve said. “On October 21, he went to her shop-cum-residence, when she was alone, to buy groceries. When she did not attend to him, he got angry and waited outside the shop. Later, when she came out to go to the public toilet, he attacked her with a knife on her neck and right hand.”
Locals caught Sheikh and handed him over to the police. They also rushed the girl to Central Hospital. She was later shifted to Sion hospital.
Six months ago, the girl’s parents told him to vacate the room he had rented as they suspected that he had feelings for their daughter, the police said. He then rented a place nearby.