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Girl sexually harassed, threatened with acid attack for turning down marriage proposal in UP

A girl student was allegedly sexually harassed by a youth, who also threatened to throw acid on her when she turned down his proposal of marriage

india Updated: Jun 25, 2018 12:53 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Muzaffarnagar
Crime,Acid Attack,Uttar Pradesh
A woman holds a candle and placard seeking an end to sexual violence against women, which has been on the rise in the country, during a protest in Bangalore.(AP Representative Photo)

A girl student was allegedly sexually harassed by a youth, who also threatened to throw acid on her when she turned down his proposal of marriage, the police said on Monday.

The incident took place in Brahmapuri locality under Civil Lines Police Station area here on Saturday.

According to the complaint lodged by the girl’s family, the youth, Shakir Ali, pressured the girl to marry him and when she said no to the proposal, the accused sexually harassed her and also threatened to throw acid on her, a police official said.

On the basis of the complaint, a case has been registered and a hunt is on to nab the accused, the police said.

First Published: Jun 25, 2018 12:51 IST