Hyderabad: A 29-year-old woman software engineer was critically injured after she was stabbed by a stalker in Hyderabad on Tuesday night, reported news agencies quoting police. The victim, working at an IT company in Gachibowli, was attacked with a knife by a youth at her house in Hydershah Kote in Narsangi. Locals caught the stalker who was trying to escape after stabbing the girl and handed him over to police. Also Read - Vakeel Saab Actor Pawan Kalyan Goes Under Home Quarantine After His Staff Members Test Positive For COVID-19

The accused was identified as one Farooq Salman, who worked in a saloon in the same area. The victim’s family alleged that he had been harassing the girl to force her into a relationship. Also Read - Hyderabad And Outskirts Report 70 Clusters Amid Soaring COVID Cases In Telangana: Report

The victim’s father had reportedly complained to SHE team of Cyberabad Police about the accused. A case was booked against him at Narsingi police station under the limits of Cyberabad police commissionerate. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Madhapur – M Venkateshwarlu visited the scene of offence. Also Read - Delhi Youth Kidnaps Landlord's Baby, Demands Rs 40 Lakh Ransom to Move in With Girlfriend; Held

The girl was admitted to a hospital in Langar House. Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay visited the hospital to call on the victim.

(With inputs from IANS)