Hindustan Times (Lucknow)

Three minors attacked with acid in West Bengal


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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