June 7, 2013 3:16:32 am
A woman was killed and five of her family members injured when a youth threw acid on them while they were sleeping in their house in Thakuranpurwa village,Lakhimpur in Uttar Pradesh,the police said on Thursday.
Sunita,26,her husband Guddu,son Saurabh,two daughters Shikha and Shilpa and father-in-law Mool Chand were injured when the accused,Rajesh,allegedly scaled the terrace of their house and threw acid on them from a container on the night of June 4,Deputy Superintendent of Police Dinesh Kumar Puri said.
The injured were rushed to hospital from where Sunita,who had suffered grievous injuries,was referred to a hospital in Lucknow.
However,she lost the battle for life there,the DSP said.
According to Puri,an FIR has been lodged against Rajesh,who is a resident of the same village.
Rajesh had been arrested and was being send to jail, the DSP said.
Though the motive behind the attack has not be established,reports said Rajesh had some personal enmity with the family.
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