Thrippunithura: A man tried to kill his wife who was living separately by hacking her while she was walking down the road in broad daylight at Udayamperoor, here on Thursday afternoon. After the incident, the attacker fled the spot.
The vicim was identified Sreelakshmi (23), a native of Udayamperoor. She was seriously injured is undergoing treatment at Ernakulam General Hospital.
Sreelakhmi sustained two stab injuries on her back, one stab injury on the chest and was hacked on the head, said Udayamperoor SI K A Shebin.
Police are searching for Sreelakshmi's husband Akhil (26), aka Achu, a native of Thrippunithura. Akhil was in jail on remand after being caught in connection with a bike robbery case in Thrissur. He came to Udayamperoor when he was released from jail.
Akhil got into an argument with Sreelakhmi while she was walking home. At one point, an enraged akhil hacked Sreelaher from behind. On heraing her cry, a person in the vicinity came to the spot before which Akhil escaped. Sreelakshmi was taken to the hospital in the vehicle of Udayamperoor police.
Magistrate recorded her statement. The knife used for attack was also recovered from the crime scene.