SPB.N News – Online Desk: Police arrested the main accused in a case filed for stabbing college girl Alina Akter Jhuma following the refusal of his marriage proposal from Mirzarchak area in Zakiganj upazila on Thursday morning.

The arrestee was identified as Bahar Uddin, son of Abdul Gafur, a resident of Rasulpur village in the upazila.

Habibur Rahman Hawladar, officer-in-charge of Zakiganj Police Station, said on secret information, a team of police conducted a drive in the area and arrested Bahar around 8.00am.

Jhuma is now undergoing treatment at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital.

Victim Jhuma, 19, a student of Ichhamati Degree College and daughter of Muslim Ali, a resident of Rasulpur village of the upazila, was stabbed allegedly by her “boyfriend” Bahar at Kaliganj Bazar of the upazila on Sunday following the refusal of his marriage proposal.

Additional superintendent (media) of Sylhet police Sugan Chakma said Bahar, a student of the same college, had an affair with Jhuma for long.

Around 5:00pm on Sunday, Bahar intercepted Jhuma at Kaliganj Bazar on her way home from the college and proposed marriage.

As Jhuma refused the proposal, Bahar stabbed her indiscriminately, leaving her injured.

Hearing the victim’s screams, locals rescued the girl and took her to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital.

Karima Begum, mother of Jhuma, filed a case against Bahar on Monday.