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Friday, Nov 22, 2019

In Bihar, man throws acid on minor girl

The victim’s grandmother and sisters were also injured in the attack. Police are hunting for the accused.

india Updated: Jul 07, 2018 20:18 IST
Sandeep Bhaskar
Sandeep Bhaskar
Hindustan Times, Bettiah
People take out a silent candlelight protest against the rising incidence of rape across the country in Kolkata.
People take out a silent candlelight protest against the rising incidence of rape across the country in Kolkata. (Samir Jana/ HT File)
         

A man allegedly threw acid on a minor girl with whom he was reportedly involved in an illicit relationship in Bihar’s East Champaran district on Friday night.

In an FIR registered at Harsiddhi police station in the district on Saturday, the girl said she was in a relationship with the man for the last three-four months. The accused threw acid as she was pressurising him to marry her, she alleged.

The victim is undergoing treatment at Sadar hospital, a government facility at Motihari, the headquarters of East Champaran district, police said.

Earlier, the girl had claimed that the accused — a distant relative —threw acid after she resisted his attempts to rape her, Harsiddhi police station house officer Vinod Kumar Singh said.

Singh said the girl had suffered burns on her face and hands. Her grandmother and two sisters were also injured in the attack, the SHO said.

This is the third acid attack to occur in Champaran over the last few months. On March 18, Sunil Kumar and his brother, Amit Kumar, were attacked with acid over a land dispute at Khiriyaghat village. A month later, on April 22, a woman was attacked with acid by her relatives for a similar reason at Akauni village in East Champaran.