A farmer threw acid on his two sons after a spat over jewellery at Jamalpur village, 30 km from the Bhiwani district headquarters, late on Monday night. The accused, Balwant Singh (60), got infuriated when his sons Ravinder (28) and Virender (33) demanded the jewellery which he had kept in his possession for the past three years. In a fit of rage, he drew the acid from the inverter's battery and splashed it on the duo.
Ravinder and Virender were rushed to the Bawani Khera hospital, from where they were referred to a private hospital in Hisar on Tuesday. "Both suffered 35% to 40% burns. Their condition is now said to be stable," said Chander Pal, station house officer (SHO), Bawani Khera.
In 2009, during Ravinder's marriage, Balwant had gifted jewellery to his daughter-in-law. The valuables were purchased with money lent by Virender, but Balwant later kept these in his own possession.
Chander Pal said the police had arrested the accused and registered a case under sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the Indian Penal Code. "We have started an investigation," the SHO added.