One arrested for throwing acid on minor rape survivor in UP

The survivor alleges the attack came after she refused to compromise with the accused’s relative

Acid attack
Babugarh police station in-charge Uttam Singh Rathore said the minor was allegedly raped in June 2019 | Representative Photo: iStock

Police arrested a man after he allegedly threw acid on a minor rape survivor in Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur district on Sunday (February 2). The accused was identified as Dilshad.

The survivor and her family alleged a relative of the accused had initially forced them for a compromise and when they refused, he attacked with acid.

They alleged that he targeted the girl’s feet and escaped after the incident. The victim has been admitted to a hospital for treatment. Babugarh police station in-charge Uttam Singh Rathore said the minor was allegedly raped in June 2019.

(With inputs from agencies)

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