He repeatedly swings the weapon at her
An Indian man was arrested on February 3, 2021, after he attacked a woman with an axe in Meerpet, Hyderabad, Telangana.
The horrific incident was captured on CCTV and it showed Rahul Goud chasing and attacking Vimala with the weapon.
It was reported that he attacked her after she filed a police complaint against him for harassing her.
The incident is believed to have taken place during the evening of February 1, 2021.
Footage showed Vimala holding a baby whilst talking to another woman outside her house.
A moped being ridden by Goud comes down the street. He gets off the bike and immediately chases after the woman with the axe.
He repeatedly swings the weapon at her as the pair go out of shot.
Goud is then seen running out with the axe, getting on the moped and fleeing.
Neighbours are then seen going into the house to help the victim.
Another camera shows the violent attack unfolding in the courtyard.
It was reported that she suffered minor injuries to her arm as the axe struck her when she tried to protect herself. The child she was holding was unharmed.
Vimala was taken to hospital for treatment.
Watch the CCTV Footage of the Indian Man & Woman. Warning – Distressing Images
?Rahul Goud (30), who earlier arrested for harassing a married woman, was out of jail on a bail and brutally attacked the complained women with an axe at her residence in Teacher’s Colony, Meerpet.@hydcitypolice @RachakondaCop @meerpetps #Telangana #Hyderabad @KTRTRS #TRS pic.twitter.com/XnFnx94rSg
— TeluguBulletin.com (@TeluguBulletin) February 3, 2021
The Indian man was later arrested and it was revealed that his attack was an act of revenge.
Goud is said to be a family friend and had visited Vimala’s house in the past for family events.
He had her phone number but he soon developed feelings for her. Goud began harassing her over the phone and tried to coerce her into a relationship despite knowing she was married with a child.
Vimala had repeatedly warned him about his advances but he continued to harass her.
In January 2021, Goud went to her and threatened to make false claims about her to her husband.
Unable to take the harassment anymore, Vimala filed a police case against him.
Goud was arrested and charged under the Nirbhaya Act (Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2013). He was briefly imprisoned.
After he was released, Goud sought to take revenge against Vimala for rejecting him. He came up with a plan to kill her.
Investigators said: “As per the plan, three days ago, he purchased an axe near BN Reddy Nagar crossroads and went to her house around 6:45 pm on Monday, attacked her and fled.”
Following his arrest, Assistant Police Commissioner Purshottam Reddy said Goud has been charged with attempted murder.