Police arrested a 25-year-old man on charges of throwing acid at two women in Outer Delhis Begumpur area on Sunday evening. The accused told police that he was in love with one of the two women. Police said the woman had begun ignoring the accused,which had angered him.
On Sunday,the two women,identified as Parvati (20) and Gayatri (26) were on their way to the local market when Manoj threw acid at them from behind.
Manoj was arrested from the Bawana bus stand Monday afternoon. He is married with two children. His wife and children live in Bihar. Manoj lives in Begumpur and is a neighbour of the two women.
Manoj has been charged with attempt to murder (307) and causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means (326 a) under the IPC.
A senior doctor in the Burns and Plastic Surgery Department of Lok Nayak Hospital,where the two women have been admitted,said,Parvati has sustained 10 to 15 per cent burns on her face and hands,while Gayatri sustained less than five per cent burn injuries on her hands. She has been discharged.
Police said after the incident,Manoj fled and spent the night near a drain in Bawana and was later found near the Bawana bus stand.
In his disclosure,Manoj told police that he and Parvati met four months ago. Manoj was reportedly one of the labourers who built the house Parvati lived in. The two became friends and met frequently after that.
Manoj told police that Parvati had begun ignoring him and refused to meet. This,he said,angered him and he decided to teach her a lesson. Gayatri happened to be with Parvati at the time of the incident because of which she unfortunately sustained injuries, the officer said.
Police said the acid was mild. The chemical is used to clean toilets and Manoj told them he purchased it for Rs 20.