Kolkata: A housewife was stabbed by a youth after she refused to continue an illicit relationship with the accused.The incident took place in the Gopinathpur area of Raina in East Burdwan on Saturday evening.The victim has been admitted to Burdwan Medical College and Hospital with serious injuries on various parts of her body. The family members of the victim lodged a complaint with the local police station on the basis of which police have started a probe. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifePolice said the accused, Jafar Ali is a friend of the victim’s husband. Ali has been absconding since the incident took place. According to police, the victim had developed an illicit affair with the accused a few months ago. Jafar used to visit the victim’s in-laws’ house. Around three months ago the victim’s husband came to know about the extra-marital affair between the two. Following the incident, a quarrel broke out between the couple and the victim woman returned to her parental house and stayed there for two months. However, a month ago she went back to her in-laws’ house. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAccording to police, two weeks ago the victim told the accused that she did not want to continue the relationship. Her decision had made the accused angry and he planned to take revenge on the woman. In the course of investigation, police came to know that the accused had put pressure on her to continue the relationship. He also threatened her on a number of occasions in the past two weeks. The victim woman was returning home from a local shop on late Saturday evening when the accused attacked her with a sharp weapon. He stabbed her with the weapon and tried to slash her throat. After receiving injuries the victim cried for help. Some locals rushed to the spot and rescued the woman. The accused, however, fled the spot immediately after the incident. The victim was immediately rushed to a primary health centre at Raina. She was later shifted to Burdwan Medical College and Hospital as her condition deteriorated. According to hospital sources, the patient’s condition is stable now. Police are interrogating the victim and her family members in this regard. Raids are being conducted to nab the culprit.