New Delhi: A young woman was attacked just outside her house by a stalker, who slashed her face with a knife in outer Delhi’s Mangolpuri area. Also Read - COVID-19 Cases in India See Biggest Jump of Nearly 25,000; Total Tally Rises Above 7.6 Lakh | Key Points

The incident happened on Saturday night when the girl stepped out of her house to buy groceries near her residence. The woman in her complaint told the police that the accused had been stalking her for many days and had threatened her against refusing his advances. Also Read - Coronavirus: As Week 1 of Unlock 2.0 Nears End, Here's Where 3 Worst-Hit States End

The victim suffered serious injuries on her face and had to undergo surgery for the knife wounds. Also Read - Containment Zones in Delhi Stand at 455; Door-to-Door Health Survey Completed in COVID Hotspot

The accused has a criminal record and was recently released from prison. He has been identified and a case has been registered at the Raja Park police station.

According to sources, the victim’s family had earlier objected about the accused man’s misbehaviour and had even spoken to his parents about it- who apologised on his behalf and requested them to not report the matter to the cops.