Doctors say a 25-year-old woman, who was found on Monday night with injuries and lying unconscious in the road, is in critical condition.
According to police, the victim was found a little before 10pm on a downhill road close to the Nicosia village where she works and resides. A 31-year-old man was later arrested in connection with the case.
Police have not yet given any details as to how the woman sustained her injuries or why the man was placed under arrest.
The woman was rushed to Nicosia General Hospital where she underwent emergency surgery for serious injuries to her head and body. Hospital doctors have described her condition as critical.
Nicosia CID are still investigating.