Thiruvananthapuram: A 35-year-old man hailing from Kollam was arrested by Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Police for attempting to murder a woman employee of S.A.T. Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram, over a spurned love affair.
Nidhin, belonging to Roduvila House, Sasthampoyill, Kollam was taken into custody for hacking Pushpalatha, 32, inflicting a deep wound upon her head. Her earlobe was almost severed in the attack. She was admitted to the Medical College Hospital and was subjected to emergency surgical procedures.
The incident had taken place around 6.30 a.m. near a hotel close to the Medical College campus. Nidhin was overpowered forcefully by the police party that was patrolling the area. The weapon used for attacking the woman was also discovered from the spot.
Nidhin had attacked the woman with the explicit purpose of murdering her, according to the police.
Working as an auto driver at Kollam at present, Nidhin was earlier employed as an ambulance driver in Thiruvananthapuram and must have met the woman during that period, according to the police sources.
The police said that Nidhin who was under an inebriated condition when taken into custody would be questioned in detail later.