A 35-year-old woman constable sustained severe injuries when her husband attacked her in a fit of rage with an iron spade at the staff quarters on Dasna district jail premises late Thursday night.
The injured woman was rushed to a multi-specialty hospital by the jail authorities where her condition is stated to be critical.
“She suffered major injuries on her eyes and hands. There is a possibility that she may lose her eye and the hand may not work properly in case she survives. The husband later walked to the police station after he committed the crime,” said SP Yadav, jail superintendent at Ghaziabad’s Dasna jail.
The woman constable was transferred from eastern Uttar Pradesh to Dasna jail around a year ago. The staff quarters are located just outside the main Dasna prison complex in Masuri area of Ghaziabad.
“She was provided with staff quarter on Dasna jail premises where the incident took place late Thursday night. The couple has two minor children and no previous altercation had been reported between the couple,” Yadav added.
According to police sources, the man works at a private company in a neighbouring town of Noida and some domestic issue led to the incident.
“The constable is under treatment at the hospital and no FIR was forwarded till Friday morning,” superintendent of police Dr Ajay Pal said.