Kolkata: A person was critically injured when he was hacked with a knife on Sunday night, after protesting against the molestation of his wife. The incident occurred at Canal Road area in Behala.
A critically injured Binod Sau has been admitted to MR Bangur Hospital. Behala police station has arrested one Babu Saheb Jha, who happens to be the neighbour of the victim.
According to sources, Jha had been making advances towards Binod's wife for some days and had not paid heed to the latter's repeated pleas.
On Sunday night, Babu passed lewd comments while Binod was going out with his wife Ruby.
When Binod protested, there was a heated verbal exchange and then the duo got involved in a scuffle.
Amidst the confusion, Babu took out a knife that he was carrying and stabbed Binod in the stomach.
Binod's wife raised a cry and the people in the neighbourhood rushed to the spot and took a profusely bleeding Binod to MR Bangur Hospital. Meanwhile, Babu fled from the spot.
A complaint was lodged by the victim's wife, on the basis of which police arrested Babu in the wee hours on Monday.
Some locals, however, have alleged that the incident was the result of a quarrel between Binod and Babu in drunken condition. Binod was injured when he was pushed and he fell down on a tin plate.
" We have arrested Babu on the basis of a complaint lodged by the victim's wife. We are questioning the locals for further leads," a senior police official said.