Soumya Gowda, 23, a Kannada film actor was stabbed by her 26-year-old lover, Rahul alias Anil in her house on Tuesday. Soumya has featured in films such as Huduga Hudugi, Enanthiya and Poorva.
On 29th November noon, Anil stabbed Soumya 13 times. "She was rushed to Baptist Hospital. Doctors said that she was out of danger," says the daily.
“But she needs to be under observation for three days. Her injuries are critical. If she was not brought in time, she would have died,” DNA quotes Dr Naveen Thomas of Baptist Hospital as saying.
The daily reports that the two had been in a relationship since 2009 and what began as telephonic conversations turned into a relationship and eventually the two started living in Judicial Layout.
"Earlier, Anil was a constable in the District Armed Reserved (DAR) in Kodagu and was dismissed, said DCP (north east) Ravikanthe Gowda. He is already married and has children too. He abandoned his family to stay with Soumya. She was not aware of his family’s existence," quotes the daily.
"Recently, Soumya asked Anil if he was in a relationship with another woman. They had several quarrels over this issue and finally they separated. Meanwhile, Anil’s wife learned about her husband’s affair. She came to Bangalore and confronted Soumya at the latter’s house and warned her to cut her ties with Anil. As a result, Soumya did not meet Anil for a few weeks. However, Anil called Soumya and began blackmailing her. Anil threatened to make public the nature of their relationship. On Tuesday, Soumya and her friend Naveen, a contractor, met Anil to sort out the differences. But Anil flew into a rage and stabbed her. He also attacked Naveen, who sustained minor injuries, reads DNA report.