Man arrested for throwing acid on woman

Last Updated: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 16:10 hrs

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) A 20-year-old man was arrested for throwing acid on a woman, police said Sunday. The woman received some injuries on her lower body.

"The incident occurred Jan 8 morning at Rama Park in west Delhi when Israr forcibly entered the women's house and tried to molest her. When the woman raised an alarm, he threw the acid at her," said a senior police officer.

The acid, however, fell on her lower body parts after which she fell unconscious.

The neighbours took her to a hospital in west Delhi from where she was later shifted to Safdarjung hospital in south Delhi.

"After her statement was recorded, police arrested the accused from his house Saturday," police officer said.

The accused reportedly revealed during interrogation that the woman had been ignoring his advances due to which he wanted to seek revenge on her, police said.

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