The 26-year-old was reportedly in a relationship with the victim, and attacked him for refusing to marry her.

Spurned Bengaluru woman attacks boyfriend with acid surrendersImage for representation only
news Crime Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 19:19

The Vijayanagar police in Bengaluru arrested a 26-year-old woman on Tuesday allegedly for attacking her boyfriend with acid.

According to the police, Lidiya - a nurse at a private hospital in the city - attacked 32-year-old Jayakumar after the latter refused to marry her. The residents of Srirampura were reportedly in a relationship for nearly four years, and despite her expressing her desire to get married, Jayakumar was planning to marry someone else.

Irked by this, Lidiya allegedly threw acid on Jayakumar’s face and slashed it using a surgical blade on Monday evening. Jayakumar, who is a cloth merchant, sustained injuries on the right side of his face and is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the city.

Vijayanagar Inspector Krishnamurthy said that Lidiya surrendered at the police station on Tuesday evening. Lidiya and her cousin Sunil have been booked under various provisions in the IPC, including section 341, 326, 307 read with section 34. Lidiya's cousin who was also involved in the crime is currently absconding.

Police say that Lidiya had earlier approached them with a petition, following which they had counselled the couple and let them off.

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