battery acid

Barpeta, Dec 27: A 17-year-old girl was attacked with battery acid allegedly with the aid of using a 20-year-old man in Assam’s Barpeta, the accused has been arrested, police stated on Tuesday.

According to police, the incident occurred in Mazdia village under Sarthebari police station on Sunday night when the girl was returning home after attending a cultural program.

Police stated that the girl was allegedly attacked after the victim decided to end a relationship with the accused.

“Initial investigations show that the victim and the accused were in a relationship and the girl broke up with the man recently. Upset over this, the accused Meher Ali, attacked her with batter acid (sulphuric acid),” said Pradip Saikia, additional superintendent of police (ASP), Barpeta.

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Police said the girl sustained injuries on her neck and shoulder and was admitted to a local hospital. She was discharged on Monday after her condition improved.

Police said have arrested Meher Ali and an investigation into the matter has been launched.

This was the second such incident reported in Assam in the past three days. On Monday, a businessman was arrested in Dhekiajuli of Sonitpur district for attacking a woman in her 30s with acid.