The Mehsana SP said that the girl seems to have lost her right eye whereas, 95 per cent of her face has sustained burn injuries along with other body parts like chest, shoulder and legs.
By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: February 2, 2016 3:36 am
The girl had refused the accused’s proposal following which the harassment had increased in the past two months
In a gruesome case of acid attack in Mehsana town, on Monday, a 21-year-old boy threw acid on the face of an 18-year-old girl near the gate of her college in Nagalpur locality. With her right eye permanently damaged and 95 per cent burn injuries on her face, the girl has been shifted to Ahmedabad Civil Hospital. Police have arrested the accused and primarily unrequited love has come out as the reason behind the attack.
The accused has been identified as Hardik Prajapati, a resident of Shaikhpura village near Vadnagar of Mehsana district. The victim girl, a resident of Ramosana locality of Mehsana, is a first year student of commerce at the Nagalpur Commerce College whereas, the boy is an engineering student.
According to Mehsana Superintendent of Police, Chaitanya Mandalik, “The incident happened outside the gate of the college at around 9.45 am. The accused is a relative of the victim (brother of her sister-in-law) and he had been harassing her for the past some time. The girl had refused the accused’s proposal following which the harassment had increased in the past two months.”