Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)

Widow suffers burns in acid attack over property dispute in Bharatpur

- HT Correspond­ent

BHARATPUR: A 31-year-old widow received burn injuries allegedly after members of her in-laws’ family threw acid on her in Bharatpur on Monday.

The woman, Rekha Yadav, native of Manjhi Ka Nagla village under Kumher police station area in the district, had come to the city for a job in a private hospital after her husband Sohan Singh’s death in November 2020, police said.

She, along with her two children, has been living in a rented accommodat­ion in Ranjit Nagar Colony in the city.

In the morning, she, along with her 6-year-old son, was going towards Raj Bahadur memorial district hospital for a check-up on a scooty when four members of her in-laws’ family came on a motorcycle and threw acid at her near Red Cross Circle under police station Kotwali area and fled, police said, adding that the woman suffered burn injuries, but her son was safe.

Passers-by rushed her to the district hospital for treatment. “After my husband’s death, I have been living here (in the city) on rent with my son and daughter. My husband’s brother and his sons have been threatenin­g me to hand over the village land,” she told the police.

The victim claimed that she had approached the Kumher police to complain about the threats from her in-laws, but the police didn’t take any action against them.

Additional superinten­dent of police Vandita Rana said, “An acid attack victim was admitted in hospital. As per informatio­n, the victim’s husband had died last year. Members of in-laws’ family are involved in a property dispute with her.”

City circle officer Satish Verma and city Kotwali in-charge Ram Kishan Yadav were asked to probe the matter and take action against the accused. “Accused will be arrested soon,” Rana said.

 ?? HT PHOTO ?? The acid attack victim in Bharatpur on Monday.
HT PHOTO The acid attack victim in Bharatpur on Monday.

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