A 40-year-old man from Thane stabbed his sister-in-law on Tuesday allegedly because he did not like her speaking to the men at her workplace.
Suresh Namdeo Jadhav stabbed Meera Suresh Shinde, 30, at the Shivale bus stand in Murbad, Thane, as she was getting off a bus. Shinde is currently recuperating at a hospital in Murbad.
Inspector Shivnath Shide of Murbad police station said the woman works as a help at a hotel in Murbad. Jadhav, they said, used to keep a watch on Shinde. He was apparently unhappy that Shinde used to speak with the men at her workplace and had even warned her against speaking to them. They used to fight frequently over the issue and Shinde had twice earlier lodged police complaints against Jadhav.
On Tuesday, around 4.30pm, when Shinde was getting off the bus at Shivale bus stand, Jadhav stabbed her and fled. Co-passengers took Shinde to a hospital in Murbad. The police have arrested Jadhav.