AN 18-year-old woman sustained chemical burns on her face after an acquaintance of hers threw a corrosive substance on her in Parvati Darshan area of Pune on Monday morning. Police have arrested the 18-year-old youth.
Officials from Pune police said that the arrested suspect and the woman know each other from their school days. The woman got married in June this year. She recently came to visit her parents with her husband.
On Monday morning, the accused called her and asked her to meet him, in spite of her insisting otherwise.
Around 8 am on Monday, they met in Parvati Darshan area. After talking for a while, during which the woman kept suggesting that he should stop calling her, the accused threw a chemical substance on her face, the woman said in her statement to police. The accused had brought the substance with him in a bottle, she said.
Inspector Ram Rajmane of Dattawadi police station said, “The woman has sustained chemical burns on her face. We arrested the man on Monday evening. He seems to have thrown a corrosive chemical, samples of which have been sent for forensic analysis. The injuries of the woman are not grievous and she is out of danger.”
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