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Press Trust Of India
Lucknow, August 07, 2013
A young woman managed to escape an acid attack by a 50-year-old man who was pressurising her for marriage, police said in Lucknow on Wednesday.

Vishnu Narain Shivpuri, a resident of paper mill colony, threw acid at the 24-year-old victim, a native of Dehradun, on Tuesday in Mahanagar area after she refused his marriage proposal, they said.

The victim did not sustain any injury in the incident as she had moved aside to protect herself, police said.

She told the police that Shivpuri was friend of her late father and was pressurising her for marriage.