A senior boy attacked a 17-year-old girl with a blade after she rejected his friendship proposal.

The incident occurred Tuesday, Nov.23, in the classroom of a private school in Rajasthan, India, police said.

According to the police, the unidentified accused, a 12th grader, went to the junior girl’s classroom during recess.

The girl was alone in her classroom when the 18-year-old suspect attacked her with a sharp razor blade.

The suspect fled the scene when the girl began to scream in pain. 

The teachers and students rushed to the classroom and found the girl lying in a pool of blood.

The girl was rushed to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. Doctors who examined the girl told local media that she is now stable but will need to remain under observation.

However, the police couldn’t record her statement as she is unable to speak at the moment.

Meanwhile, the police took the accused teenager into custody. He is being questioned, a police source said.

According to the police, the teen suspect had made attempts to befriend the junior girl but she rejected his advances.

Angered by the rejection, the boy allegedly began stalking the girl for several days.

The incident is being investigated and the police are speaking to the victim’s family and friends to gain a possible lead into the matter.

This is an ongoing investigation and no further details including the name of the suspect have been revealed by the authorities.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a 35-year-old mother of two attacked her boyfriend with acid for allegedly turning down her marriage proposal, 
 On Nov.16, the accused woman, identified as Sheeba flung acid on the victim, 27-year-old Arun Kumar at the premises of the St Antony’s Catholic Church near Adimali in the Idukki district of Kerala, India.

Kumar suffered serious burn injuries and is in danger of losing his eyesight. He is currently undergoing treatment at the medical college hospital in the state capital.

According to the police, Sheeba and Kumar befriended each other on Facebook and were in a relationship for two years.

“When they decided to get married, Kumar came to know that Sheeba is already married to a man and has two children. Later, Kumar decided to end the relationship and marry another woman,” Kerala police said in a statement.

“But she tried to blackmail him and demanded money," the police said.

On the day of the tragic incident, Kumar was at the church to give Sheeba the amount she sought.

When she failed to convince Kumar to marry her,  the enraged woman came forward and flung acid on his face. Sheeba too suffered injuries from the attack, police said.

She was arrested three days later.

Razor blade Representational image. Pixabay.