Man who entered flat in Palghar district and slashed woman, father-in-law with knife arrested
Thirty-year-old woman needed 250 stitches after the assaultUpdated: Jun 04, 2018 19:52 IST
A 27-year-old alleged robber who entered a Nalla Sopara flat on Sunday afternoon and slashed a 30-year-old woman and her father-in-law was arrested by the police.
Priti Mishra, 30, sustained multiple cuts on her face and other parts of her body. She needed 250 stitches at a private hospital on being admitted there after the assault. She was discharged on Monday. Her father-in-law Jayprakash Mishra,63, also suffered injuries.
The accused has been identified as Mohammed Azghar Sattar, 27.
Priti was in her bedroom taking an afternoon seista along with her younger daughter. She had kept the main door of the house ajar in order to beat the heat. Taking advantage of this, Khan entered the house and demanded Rs30,000 in cash from Priti. When Priti refused to give him the money, he demanded the keys to the safety locker and on her refusal, he started to slash her, police said.
Priti’s father-in-law, who is ailing, was sleeping in another bedroom of the ground floor flat in Nalla Sopara (West). Suddenly, on hearing Priti scream for help, Mishra rushed out of his room to find Khan slashing Priti’s face with a knife.
“My daughter-in-law suffered slashes on her cheek, head, right hand and other parts of her face,” said Mishra. When Mishra tried to save Priti from Khan’s assault, the accused assaulted Mishra too, the police said. However,Mishra managed to reach the flat’s balcony and screamed for help.
In a bid to stop Mishra, Khan got hold of Priti’s 11-year-old daughter and threatened to kill her. When that did not stop Mishra, Khan started slashing him too with the knife. Priti used this opportunity to run out of the house and ask for help from neighbours. While one of the neighbours tried to negotiate with Khan and asked him to spare the family, Mishra manage to overpower Khan. Khan was later handed over to the police.
Khan was arrested under sections 459 (causing hurt during trespass) and 397 (dacoity) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) . He was produced before the Vasai court on Monday and remanded in police custody for two days, said a Nalla Sopara police official.
Police said that Khan lives in Navi Mumbai and is an electrician by profession. He had visited Priti’s flat three days ago to repair her inverter machine. Police said Khan must have noticed that Priti used to keep the main door ajar in the afternoons to beat the heat.