Pune: In a shocking incident, a daughter of a Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Yavatmal district of Maharashtra was on Monday attacked allegedly by a spurned man with a sharp weapon in Wakad area in Pune.
The 22-year-old woman sustained injuries on her hands in the incident which took place outside the premises of the college in which she studied.
Ashwini is the younger daughter of MLA Sanjeev Reddy Bodkurwar from Wani-Yavatmal constituency.
As per police, the suspect, a 25-year-old native of Haryana, was studying MBA along with the woman at the college in Wakad.
Rajesh Praveenkumar Bakshi (23) alias Raj has been arrested under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC.
According to the police, the suspect was pursuing the young woman for the last few months and it seemed to be a one-sided love interest.
"This morning, she was attacked by the man with a sharp weapon outside the college premises. However, some people overpowered him and handed him to police," said a police inspector from Wakad police station.
The woman's finger was badly wounded in the attack, he said, adding she is being treated at a private hospital here.
According to mid-day, the attack took place after the girl complained against the man to her college management.
(With Agency inputs)