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Woman faces 'acid-like' attack in UP, man absconding

Woman faces acid-like attack in UP, man absconding

Acid attack, representational image source: IANS 

Badaun (Uttar Pradesh) : Police are searching for a man who have allegedly thrown acid-like liquid on a 22-year-old woman.

The woman, belonging to a minority community, has been admitted at the district hospital in Badaun with severe burn injuries.

Mahesh Pal a.k.a Bant has been booked for rape and acid attack, police say. He belongs to another faith.

"The victim is a student of B.Sc. and was returning home when the accused, Mahesh Pal a.k.a Bant, stopped her at an isolated place and threw some chemical on her. She was rushed to a hospital. The girl has said that when she insisted on marriage, as she was pregnant, the youth threw the liquid on her." Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sankalp Sharma said.

He said that based on the woman's complaint, the FIR has been registered under IPC sections 376 (rape), 326-A (punishment for acid attack), 343 (wrongful confinement), 313 (causing miscarriage without consent) and 504 (intentional insult).

Emergency medical officer at district hospital, Dr. N.K. Singh, said, "The victim was brought to the hospital by two women constables on Wednesday night. She was saying that some acid-like liquid was thrown at her. Seeing her condition, we started her treatment and admitted her to the hospital. She has sustained burn injuries near shoulders and arms but her condition is stable."

IANS report with edits

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