A 32-year-old woman, who works with a media organisation, was allegedly stabbed by her live-in partner on Tuesday night in an apartment in Noida Sector 72, police said.
The accused, Varun Goyal, 28, has been arrested. He owns a gym in Ghaziabad.
The couple’s neighbours informed the police about the incident after hearing a commotion from their flat.
“A police team rushed to the spot to find the victim in a pool of blood. She was stabbed multiple times. She was rushed to the district hospital from where she was referred to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital in Delhi where her condition is stated to be stable,” said Sandeep Singh, deputy superintendent of police (circle 3), Noida.
After the incident, a police team arrested Varun from his gym. The victim hails from the Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh and was staying with Varun in a rented accommodation.
Police said the two met in a gym in Noida where Varun worked before opening his own place. They became friends and decided to move in together.
“Varun and the victim were in a live-in relationship for the last one year. They met in a gym where Varun used to work. During his interrogation, Varun said the victim wanted to marry him but he was not willing as she is 4-5 years older than him,” said Dinesh Yadav, in-charge, sector 49 police station.
Police said they had a quarrel over the issue on Tuesday night when the victim started pressuring Varun for marriage. The quarrel turned ugly and the couple hit each other.
“Varun said he got infuriated and rushed to the kitchen to pick a knife. He said he stabbed the victim multiple times and fled from the spot. The neighbours heard the distress calls of the victim and called the police,” said Yadav.
“We have recovered Varun’s clothes, a kitchen knife that might have been used and other evidence from the spot. He will be produced in court after questioning,” he added.