Ga. Tech sword attacker had scuffled with victim

ATLANTA -- A 33-year-old Georgia Tech alum who attacked a research fellow with a samurai sword on campus last week previously scuffled with the victim about a woman.


Five months ago at a dance on campus, Kshitij Shrotri, the alleged attacker, became incensed when he saw a woman he liked dancing alongside Samer Tawfik.

According to a Georgia Tech police report, Shrotri yelled in an undetermined foreign language and then pushed Tawfik several times.

Police say the unidentified woman considered filing a protection order against Shrotri, but decided that would only aggravate him.

That report last September notes that Shrotri, who earned a Ph.D. from Tech in 2008, had moved to Delaware.

Tawfik, underwent surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital following the attack.



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