Spurned man at­tacks mar­ried woman with acid at Jaipur mall

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A 30-year-old woman was at­tacked with acid at a mall in Jaipur’s Jhot­wara area on Wed­nes­day, af­ter she turned down a mar­riage pro­posal.

The woman, who is mar­ried with three chil­dren, suf­fered 15% burns on her face, hands and torso. “The vic­tim, a house­keeper at the mall, was work­ing on the third floor when the ac­cused – an au­torick­shaw driver – ar­rived at the scene. The two had an ar­gu­ment, fol­low­ing which he at­tacked the woman with acid,” said Jaipur po­lice com­mis­sioner San­jay Agrawal.

The ac­cused, 36-year-old Me­hboob Khan, also suf­fered burns in the in­ci­dent. Both of them are be­ing treated at SMS Hos­pi­tal in the city.

Jhot­wara sta­tion house of­fi­cer Gur Bhu­pen­dra Singh said Khan had been both­er­ing the woman with fre­quent pro­pos­als of mar­riage for the last two-and-a-half years. “He ap­proached her with the same de­mand on Wed­nes­day, and when she re­fused, he at­tacked her with acid,” said Singh.

A col­league of the woman also suf­fered mi­nor in­juries in the at­tack, and was dis­charged af­ter ad­min­is­tra­tion of first aid.

Both Khan and the woman are res­i­dents of the city’s Shas­tri Na­gar lo­cal­ity. “The vic­tim has been mar­ried for the last 10 years, and has three kids. The ac­cused mar­ried twice, and left his wives on both in­stances,” said Singh.

Po­lice have reg­is­tered a case against Khan un­der sec­tions 307 (at­tempt to mur­der), 326A (throw­ing acid) and 354D (stalk­ing) of the In­dian Pe­nal Code. He will be ar­rested af­ter he is dis­charged from the hos­pi­tal.


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