In two different incidents spurned lovers attacked women with knives causing them grievous injuries. Both victims are out of danger and the accused have been charged with attempt to murder cases. One incident took place at Annamalai University.
Both the accused Naveen and the victim Lavanya were from the same village in Vellore. Lavanya was an MSc agriculture student and she was assaulted for not accepting his proposal. In the second incident, one Shabheer assaulted Shubhidra Devi for not agreeing to convert to Islam and marry him. She insisted that she would only marry a person chosen by her parents. Due to this she was stabbed with a small knife and rushed to a nearby hospital.