Police said that a woman was attacked with acid by a man in upper Assam’s Lakhimpur district on Monday after she rejected his marriage proposal.
The first year college student, was hospitalised with burn injuries on the left side of her face, chest and right arm.
As per another woman who was with the student at the time of the acid attack, the accused, a resident of nearby Borbali village, along with an accomplice, came in a car and tried to drag the victim in it when she was returning from college at Pathalipahar area. When she resisted, he threw acid on her.
Police said that the accused was arrested.
The accused threw acid “to take revenge ” on her and her family for rejecting his marriage proposal, the victim and her family members alleged that.
Police said that the victim was first taken to North Lakhimpur hospital from where she was referred to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital.