A 19-year-old girl allegedly threw acid at her lover who was getting married to another girl in Inampura village in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Monday.
The girl, identified as Afreen, threw acid over her lover, Suraj, a 22-year-old Dalit man, when he was leaving after her birthday celebration, they said.
The victim, who works in Haridwar, was rushed to a hospital with burn injuries on his face and body, they said.
According to Suraj’s complaint, he and Afreen were in a relationship since they were in college but recently his family arranged his marriage with another girl, police said.
The man has received 50 percent burn injuries, they said.
A case has been lodged against the girl and an investigation is underway, police added.