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Mumbai: Husband attacks wife with blade at railway station

December 20, 2012 22:26 IST

A woman was injured after being attacked with a blade by her husband outside a railway station in Mumbai, police said on Thursday.

In what was the second instance of assault on a woman at a public place this week, the 36-year-old woman was attacked by her husband on Wednesday in an inebriated state near Vidyavihar railway station, said the police.

The victim, who was injured in her neck, was rushed to a nearby hospital where she is said to be out of danger, they said.

According to the Tilak Nagar police, the woman had left her unemployed husband a few months ago as he used to  often beat her and their two children under the influence of alcohol.

Furious over this, the accused slashed her neck when he spotted her near the railway station.

He was apprehended by passers-by and handed over to the police.

On Monday last, a 25-year-old woman pursuing chartered accountancy was stabbed by a man at a bus stop in Dadar near central Mumbai.

The victim, with her face covered by a scarf, was standing at the bus stop when she was attacked by a man, who mistook her as his wife whom he wanted to kill over some family dispute, said the police.

As per statistics available with the police on crime against women, 213 rape cases were registered in Mumbai till now in 2012 as against 215 last year.

Deputy police commissioners in the metropolis have been instructed to personally look into the crimes against women.

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