Balasore: Police on Sunday arrested a youth, in connection with a murderous attack on a woman at Syamanandipur village under Bhogarai block in Balasore district, after the latter’s daughter rejected his marriage proposal.
The accused, identified as Sania Hui, hails from Kendrapara district, police said.
According to police, Sania while working in Dubai befriended the girl of Syamanandipur village on a social networking website. Later, he developed a one-side love with the girl and proposed her for marriage. However, the girl rejected his proposal.
Being furious over rejection, Sania left his job in the Gulf country and reached the girl’s village to take revenge. Sania, allegedly barged into the girl’s house in her absence and in a fit of rage, attacked her mother with a billhook injuring her critically.
The woman was rescued and admitted to the nearby hospital from where she was shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack as her condition worsened.
Following which, family members of the girl lodged a complaint against the accused with the local police. Acting on the plaint, the police launched a manhunt and arrested the accused today.
The accused youth’s passport has been seized and further investigation into the matter is underway, the police said.