Rejected suitor who threw acid on girl arrested

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Rejected suitor who threw acid on girl arrested

Ghaziabad, Apr 5 (PTI) A man, who allegedly threw acid on a girl who had rejected his marriage proposal after barging into her house here last month, has been arrested, police said today.

The 22-year-old girl had suffered serious burn injuries in the incident that occurred on the intervening night of March 21 and 22 after the accused, Shahrukh surreptitiously entered her house in Markaj Maszid Kaila Bhatta, they said.

The girl was admitted to district government hospital where from she was referred to another health care institute to get specialised treatment, Superintendent of Police (City) Salman Taj Patil said.

He said police not nab the culprit soon as the family members of the victim were not cooperating and telling the whereabouts of the accused, an acquaintance of theirs.

Yesterday the father and the brother of the victim told police that Shahrukh, a resident of Dadri town in Gautama Budh Nagar, had thrown acid on the girl and he was known to them.

Shahrukh, who works in Gazipur in Delhi, was to leave from the city last night and was held from the railway station, the SP said.

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