Popular Kannada actress Soumya was stabbed by her lover Anil Kumar who stabbed the actress 13 times in a fit of rage. The actress, who was bleeding profusely, was admitted to the hospital where she is said to be in a ‘stable’ condition but not out of danger.
Soumya had been in love with Anil Kumar who hails from Bangalore. Earlier, Anil was a constable in the District Armed Reserved (DAR) in Kodagu and was dismissed. He is already married and has children too. He abandoned his family to stay with Soumya. The couple was planning to get married after Anil secured divorce from his first wife Rajini. The divorce trial is in progress and Soumya is said to be sponsoring the expenses for the trial so as to get married to Anil as soon as possible.
As it turned out, Anil reportedly doubted Soumya’s integrity and suspected that she was ‘cheating’ on him. Anil followed her like a shadow and when Soumya was chatting gamely with a few of her fans who were youths, Anil couldn’t control his rage and stabbed her repeatedly with a knife he had brought along with him.
Soumya suffered grievous injuries due to the various stabbings she received in her neck, stomach and hands and fainted. Those around her got her admitted to the Baptist Hospital in Yalahanka where she is said to be in a ‘serious condition’. The police moved in and went to Anil’s residence to arrest him. On seeing the policemen, Anil tried to commit suicide but the police over-powered him and took him into custody.
“But she needs to be under observation for three days. Her injuries are critical. If she was not brought in time, she would have died,” said Dr Naveen Thomas of Baptist Hospital.
Kannada film industry has been witnessing quite a few such incidents of late. Only a few months back, popular Kannada actor Darshan was arrested for attempting to murder his wife due to some differences.