A man hacked a woman at Chetpet railway station last night and seriously injured her after an argument over his proposal to marry her and inflicted injuries on himself using the same sickle, police said. Both of them have been admitted to separate hospitals, they said. The incident, which brought back memories of the murder of a young woman in 2016 in Nungambakkam railway station here, stunned people on the platform.
Both the man and woman were natives of Erode and knew each other. She was employed here in a cooperative society for about three months. Following an argument over his proposal to marry her in the railway station, he hacked her on the neck and jaw using a sickle and injured himself with it, a police official said.