Three mi­nors at­tacked with acid in West Ben­gal

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - NATION -

MUR­SHID­ABAD: Po­lice have ar­rested two young men for pour­ing acid on three mi­nors, aged 14, 10 and 7, on Thurs­day in Jy­ot­si­dam vil­lage. Po­lice sources said the par­ents of the 14-year-old girl had re­cently fixed her mar­riage and the ac­cused Ripon Sheikh, a res­i­dent of the vil­lage, and Situ Mon­dal, 19, were op­posed to the ar­range­ment. On Thurs­day night Ripon and Situ poured acid on the girl and her sib­lings, aged 10 and 7, while they were asleep — re­sult­ing in se­vere burn in­juries. “We are prob­ing how the youths got hold of the acid,” said a se­nior dis­trict po­lice of­fi­cer.

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