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.