A stalker poured hot oil on a man whose daughter he failed to kidnap, on Wednesday night.
The victim, who runs a snacks stall near Banaras Bank Chowk, was admitted to the Sadar Bazaar Hospital with burn injuries. His wife and two customers who were in the stall at the time of the attack, were discharged after first aid.
“I was working in my stall with my daughter and wife when Vikas Kumar, who was once my neighbour, came there and started abusing me. He was angry as I had registered my protest with his family over his failed kidnap attempt,” said the girl’s father.
“Vikas Kumar was accompanied by his sister and a few friends during the hot oil attack,” he added.
“I went to Kumar’s house to make a complaint to his parents about his kidnap attempt of my daughter two days ago. In fact, Kumar was stalking my daughter for the last many days, forcing us to move to a different locality,” he said.
Police also said anger at the complaint made to his family prompted Kumar to carry out the attack.
Deputy superintendent of police (city) Ashish Anand, said investigation into the matter was on.
“The police have received a formal complaint. We are inquiring into the matter. The statements of the girl and her father have been recorded. An FIR will be registered,” he said.