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Bijnor: You might have read many a times reports relating to acid attacks on women by men. But this time in a bizarre role reversal incident, a girl attacked her boyfriend with acid for rejecting the marriage proposal.
The incident shocked both police and neighbours, occured on Saturday night, in UP’s city of Bijnor.
An FIR has been registered at Mandawar town police station, 13 Kms from Bijnor city, against the girl identified as Afreen. The girl reported to have invited the victim, Sooraj Kumar, home for her birthday party.
Kumar has suffered 20% burn injuries and still being hospitalised. The victim recounted the horror and cried, “I am Hindu and Afreen is Muslim. We cannot get married as we belong to different faiths. I told her that my marriage has been settled and this angered her,“ reports Times of India.
He added, “After dinner (at Afreen’s birthday party) when I set out for my house, she called me on my mobile phone and asked me to come back. When I reached her place, she poured acid over my face. It was with my friend Arjun Kumar who rushed me to hospital.“
Afreen and Kumar, both studied together at a degree college in Bijnor. They became friends and came into a relationship a year and half ago.
“There is a matter of love affair. The police has registered a case against the girl under section 326A (which lays down punishment for acid throwing, a minimum of 10 years in prison) based on the complaint of Sooraj’s father Mahendra Singh. Police are probing the matter“, Circle Police officer told the English daily.