In a rare incident, a soldier sustained serious burn injuries when he tried to throw acid on his girlfriend in Madhya Pradesh's Betul district.
Ashok Yadav, 27, a resident of village Devthan of Betul district, suffered more than 60% burn injuries and is undergoing treatment at Army Hospital in Bhopal.
The incident took place in Betul town on Saturday evening, but it came into light on Sunday night when the girl approached Betul Kotwali police station and filed a complaint against Ashok.
According to the police, in her complaint, 22-year-old Sunita Yadav, a student of BCom final year, said Ashok stopped her when she was on her way back to her rented house from college on Saturday evening and threw acid on her.
Sunita, however, moved back and acid instead fell on him, Sunita added.
Sunita has also sustained minor injuries on her hands and face. Police sources said Ashok was a distant relative of Sunita and both were in a relationship.
Few months ago, Sunita family rejected the marriage proposal sent to her by Ashok’s family and instead decided to arrange her wedding with someone else. Ashok was insisting that she marries him, sources added.
Kotwali police station in charge Pankaj Tyagi said, "A case has been filed against Ashok. His statement is yet to be recorded."