New Delhi, Dec 6: Dumped by his girlfriend for seeking physical relationship with her, a 22-year-old man wanted to teach all young girls who spurned his proposals a lesson and allegedly attacked five of them with blades in Outer Delhi in less than a month.
The accused, Vishal, however, landed in police net today along with his friend Rohit following an extensive probe in Outer Delhi's Mongolpuri area during which 125 youths of Mongolpuri were questioned.
The two youths were arrested after police received an input that they would pass through Mongolpuri A Block. The motorcycle used in the crime has also been recovered, Chhaya Sharma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) told reporters.
The duo procured a surgical blade from the waste bin of Ambedkar hospital and allegedly used it for picking pockets as well as attacking girls.
Five incidents of women being attacked with blades by youths were reported from Mongolpuri on November 12, December two and December three. On November 12, three cases were reported within a span of 20 minutes.
"The victims initially could not give descriptions of the accused or the motorcycle. Later when they came out of trauma, they provided us with crucial inputs. The locals with whom the victims spoke about the incidents also helped us with vital information," Sharma said.
A child accompanying one of the women gave descriptions of an attacker had cut marks on his hands and face. The attacker was later identified as Vishal, she said.
According to Sharma, Vishal was dejected over his girlfriend dumping him after he wanted to have a physical relationship with her a month ago.
"He felt that girls were rejecting him because he had cut marks on his face. He wanted to teach all those girls a lesson who rejected his proposals," Sharma said.
Sharma said he was "frustrated with life and family" as his father had disowned him years ago for his unlawful activities. PTI