A 32-year-old businessman drove a motorcycle to hospital with a knife on his neck after being attacked by his younger brother in Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra, a police official said today.
Doctors said the victim Tejas Patil had a miraculous escape as the weapon missed his vein and artery.
Tejas was sleeping at his house in Sanpadar Sector 5 when his brother Manish, 30, allegedly stabbed him in the neck on June 3. Then Manish ran away from the spot.
Despite excruciating pain and bleeding, Tejas got out of his motorcycle and drove about 1 km to reach a hospital, he said.
He said doctors operated on him to remove the knife and repair the damaged blood vessels. Tejas survived because the knife did not damage his viral arteries and veins, doctors said.
Police have registered a case under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code against Manish and a friend who was with him during the alleged crime, the official said, adding that both the accused are absconding.
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