Pune man held after video of him trying to stab wife goes viral
The woman, who sustained injuries in the attack, was later hospitalised and was reported to be stable.pune Updated: Aug 07, 2017 09:07 IST
After a video of a man assaulting his wife in public went viral, local police arrested the accused 30-year-old man on Sunday. As the man attempted to stab his wife shouting loudly that he was going to kill her, people gathered in an open plot in Moshi near Pune and immediately run to him and rescued the woman.
The woman, who sustained injuries in the attack, was later hospitalised and was reported to be stable.
The man was identified as Feroz Sheikh while the wife, who survived his attack, was identified as Farhana Sheikh (26), said police sub inspector, Raosaheb Bandu Bambhale of MIDC Bhosari police station. Sheikh was later remanded to five days police custody by a local court.
According to Bhambale, the suspect , who is a cab driver, took his wife near Morwadi naka where an argument broke in between them where they accused each other over an alleged extra-marital affair.
“The husband holding a knife in his hand assaulted her inflicting injuries on her abdomen and face,” said Bambhale. Both are residents of Sant Tukaram Nagar area in Nigdi, the police officials said.
As the man stopped near the field and dragged his wife to the open plot while brandishing the knife, people in the vicinity gathered. While some of the onlookers shot his video, others called police who reached the spot immediately. Later onlookers overpowered him taking away the weapon.
A case of attempted murder was registered against Feroz Sheikh under Section 307, along with Section 504 and 506(2), of Indian Penal Code (IPC) at MIDC Bhosari police station in the late hours of Saturday. Further details in the case are awaited.