A jilted lover who unleashed horror on his former girlfriend has been nabbed from Pune, Karnataka police said on Thursday.
The accused has been identified as Tushar Marathe, a native of Pune.
According to the Gokarna police who are investigating the case, the accused had allegedly tried to strangulate her with a hair drier wire and pierced a pen into her eye.
The victim, who was found in an unconscious state in a Gokarna hotel on June 7, was shifted to a hospital and she is said to be recovering. Tushar had collected information about her visit to Gokarna beach with her friends from her Instagram posts.
He had come to Gokarna and booked a room located next to the room where the victim stayed. He had observed her movements with friends. When she was alone in the room as her friends had gone for dinner, he attacked the victim.
Tushar after gaining entry into the room attacked her with a pen on her face and eye. He had pierced a pen into her eye. He tried to strangle her with hairdryer wire and later with a pillow. When the lady became unconscious, he had left thinking that she had died, police officials said.
The case was taken up seriously by the Karwar SP Shiva Prakash Devaraju and special teams were formed to nab the culprit. The police say that, accused Tushar had tonsured his head to hide his identity. The victim who worked in an MNC firm in Bengaluru had broken up with the accused.
The investigation is on.