A 25-year-old woman threw acid on her boyfriend’s face after having a verbal spat with him outside a prominent mall in east Delhi.
According to the police, Aarti Dikshit from Yamuna Vihar had been romantically involved with Vineet Kumar, 26, a Maujpur resident, for about six years.
"Aarti invited Vineet to the Cross River Mall in Anand Vihar on Sunday afternoon to watch a movie. When he arrived, she dropped the plan, and the duo settled for eating some snacks instead," said a senior police officer.
After almost two hours of being together, the duo had a verbal falling out. Vineet told her that he could not marry her since his parents did not approve of the match. Meanwhile, Aarti was convinced that he had been cheating on her and had come prepared for revenge.
After he left, Aarti called him claiming that he had forgotten his mobile phone with her.
As he waited for her at an adjacent red light signal, a furious Aarti took-out a bottle from her purse and threw acid on his face.
"We received a call and rushed Vineet to Hedgewar Hospital from where he was referred to the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. He has suffered 45% burn injuries," the officer said. Police said they were intimated about the incident by hospital authorities and Aarti was detained after being found walking on a road in Surajmal Vihar.