The Nawanshahr police have arrested Jagdeep Singh of Kot Fattu village for allegedly slitting the throat of a 20-year-old girl of Groper village in the district on Thursday.
A team led by inspector Raj Kumar had gone to Kishanpura Singh Nagar in Uttarakhand after getting vital clues from the call records of Singh’s friends and family members. The police nabbed him from a place where he was working as a farm labourer after giving wrong identity.
The police have also recovered the weapon used in the crime.
On Thursday, the victim was on her way to attend an IELTS class near the Sutlej Cinema on the Jalandhar-Chandigarh road when she was attacked.The incident occurred a few hundred metres from the residence of deputy commissioner and the office of sub-divisional magistrate.
The girl was admitted to a private hospital and was unable to give her statement.The girl came for her IELTS class daily from her village in a local bus. The police said the accused came on bike and took her to the backside of the theatre complex.
A juice seller, an eyewitness to the incident, told the police that he heard loud screams at around 8.30 am and was shocked to find the girl with her throat slit. The accused fled the spot after attacking her.
The juice seller immediately took the girl to hospital where a team of doctors conducted a three-hour surgery on her throat and left hand.
She was given 35 stitches on her throat and 30 on her left hand.
A case under section 307 (attempt to murder) and others will be registered against the accused once the girl gives statement to the police.