A man accused of slashing a woman with a knife in the back of the head during an argument at a high school in Mumbai has been arrested.
Police said the 26-year-old victim was on the verge of bleeding when she was allegedly attacked.
She was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Police on Wednesday arrested a man who allegedly attacked the woman, who was in her early 20s, at a school in Bhabha Nagar in Mumbai’s south on Tuesday evening.
Police have not identified the man or said how they know the woman.
The incident took place around 9.30pm on Tuesday.
The man allegedly used a razor blade and a knife to slash the woman’s forehead and neck before fleeing.
The woman was taken by a relative to the nearby hospital where she was treated for her injuries.
Police have recovered a knife used in the attack, which is described as “surgical”.
“This is a first in the country, but this is a very common and severe attack.
We will continue to investigate and take appropriate action,” said Inspector-General of Police, S. Rajendra Singh, in a tweet.
Police said the suspect, identified as Aarushi Singh, was detained in a hospital after he fled the scene.
He has been booked under sections 354 (murder), 506 (punishment for criminal conspiracy), 302 (murmur) and 498 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.