Following a dispute, a man poured acid over his wife, her parents, three sisters and six-month-old nephew, leaving them seriously injured in Meerut early on Friday.
The assailant — Sajid (35) — and his brothers Rizwan and Majid have been named in the case. The police have arrested Sajid’s brothers while he is absconding.
Among the injured, Sajid’s wife Ujma suffered 80 per cent burns and her nephew Samad suffered 60 per cent burns. Both are critical and are being shifted to Safdarganj Hospital in Delhi.
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The other injured are Ujama’s parents Nisar (50) and Maskeen (43) and sisters Gulista (21), Nisha (16) and Tarannum (22), who have suffered 25-40 per cent burns. All have been admitted to the Medical College.
A resident of Kharkhada village in Meerut, Sajid had married Ujma around two years ago, but she had been staying with her parents for the last two months following fights with her husband.
Circle Officer Rupesh Singh said Nisar, a rickshaw puller, told the police that he had sold his house for Rs 4.5 lakh around eight months ago.
Sajid was forcing Nisar to give him Rs 50,000 to start a business, but he refused. Following this Sajid started harassing Ujma, following which she returned to her parents house, the complaint said.
SHO, Lisarigate police station, Ranveer Singh Yadav said, Nisar alleged in his complaint that while his family was asleep on the terrace when Sajid and his two brothers scaled the boundary wall and threw acid on them.
At around 2.56 am a local resident called the PCR and informed them about the incident. A police team rushed to the spot and took them to the hospital.
A manhunt has been launched to arrest Sajid.
Girl throws acid on youth for refusing marriage proposal
Ballia: A 20-year-old youth suffered serious injuries after a girl threw acid on him at Jaam village in Ballia, police said on Friday.
The victim, Rajkumar Pal, was reportedly in a relationship with the girl, who was allegedly pressuring him to marry her. She threw acid on him after being rejected by Rajkumar, said inspector Sandeep Singh.
Rajkumar was then rushed to the community health centre, from where he was referred to a hospital in Varanasi. Rajkumar’s mother has lodged an FIR against the girl who is absconding, said the police. (PTI)