A 25-year-old girl allegedly hurled acid on the face of her former boyfriend for avoiding her at suburban Goregaon today, police said. The victim, a 26-year-old man, identified as Om Singh Solanki, sustained serious injuries to his face and neck in the attack and has been hospitalized, a police official said.
Police have arrested the woman, Meera Prakash Sharma, a resident of Nallasopara in neighbouring Thane district. The incident occurred at a shop in Hiren Shopping Centre on M J Road in Goregaon (West) at around 6 pm, the official said.
According to the official, Sharma was upset with Solanki as he was avoiding her of late. Meera came to Solanki’s shop in the evening and picked up an argument with him. In a fit of rage, she took out a bottle of acid from her handbag and tossed it on Solanki’s face and neck, the official said, adding that Solanki was rushed to the hospital.
Sharma has been booked under sections 326 A (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by the use of acid etc), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of IPC. The police reported that further probe is on.
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