A post-graduate student slit the throat of a woman with a blade after she turned down his marriage proposal at Ibrahimpatnam on Wednesday.

Soujanya of Bandlaguda (27), a trainee Traffic Inspector with APSRTC, is a distance relative of the accused, Vijay (21). “He used to frequently meet her and recently proposed to her,” Ibrahimpatnam ACP V. Surender Reddy said. The accused hails from Turkaguda in Ibrahimpatnam.

After confronting her over his marriage proposal, he took her to a secluded semi-forest area and attacked her with the blade when she spurned him.

He fled from the spot after Soujanya collapsed. A forest guard saw the victim lying unconscious and shifted her to a private hospital where she is recuperating.