Fazaddin Hossain, also identified as Mohammad Fayez Ahmed in some reports, a second-year student of Falakata College in Alipurduar, has been arrested by West Bengal police for severely attacking his batchmate and leaving her blood-smeared after she refused to accept his romantic proposal.
The horrific incident took place on Monday, November 29 in West Bengal’s Alipurduar district. The disturbing visuals of the incident have surfaced on social media and have gone viral; the victim can be seen on the videos with blade cuts all over her face and neck with blood streaming down.
According to sources, on Monday afternoon, the victim was walking towards the college gate when Hossain arrived at the area, caught her by the hair, pulled out a sharp blade and slashed it across her face and neck repeatedly causing many deep cuts. Hearing the screams of the girl, people rushed to rescue her. But Hossain managed to flee on a two-wheeler.
The girl was immediately rushed to the Falakata Super Speciality Hospital. She has received cuts on her forehead, face, chest and back. According to hospital sources, the girl had to be given multiple stitches. “He has been making romantic advancements at me for a long time and would routinely harass me. But I never accepted his proposal. That is why he tried to kill me today,” said the victim.
Meanwhile, police had launched investigations into the matter and sent officials to search for the absconding miscreant. They had to detain his father and brother to get leads about his whereabouts and interrogation.
On the other hand, some locals identified him while he was trying to hide and beat him up. The police also arrived at the site and saved the accused from public ire. He was taken to Alipurduar hospital for treatment. Hossain is a resident of Ghokshadanga, Cooch Behar. He has also confessed that the victim rejecting his “proposal” had prompted him to do this act of violence, confirmed Bholanath Pandey, Superintendent of Police, Alipurduar.
“We are perturbed over such incidents. After the pandemic, educational institutions have just opened and if girls are attacked, parents will be extremely worried,” Hirendranath Bhattacharjee, the principal of Falakata College, Alipurduar expressed his sorrow and concern over the incident.