Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)

Spurned Odisha man throws acid on wo­man’s face


BHUBANESWA­R: A 22-year-old wo­man in Odisha’s Kala­handi dis­trict was at­tacked with acid by a man af­ter she spurned his ad­vances, po­lice said on Tues­day, in­di­cat­ing the easy avail­abil­ity of cor­ro­sive liq­uid de­spite a 2013 Supreme Court ban on its open sale. Po­lice said 35-year-old Par­suram Ma­jhi had been stalk­ing the wo­man, a res­i­dent of Kalam­pur block of the dis­trict, for the last one year and wanted to es­tab­lish a phys­i­cal re­la­tion­ship with her. How­ever, she had re­peat­edly re­jected his pro­posal. Ma­jhi is yet to be ar­rested.

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