Girl throws acid on lover in UP

Bijnor: A 19-year-old girl allegedly threw acid at her lover who was getting married to another girl in Inampura village here, police said today.

The girl, identified as Afreen, yesterday threw acid over her lover, Suraj, a 22-year-old Dalit man, when he was leaving after her birthday celebration, they said.

The victim, who works in Haridwar, was rushed to a hospital with burn injuries on his face and body, they said.

According to Suraj’s complaint, he and Afreen were in a love relationship since they were in college but recently his family arranged his marriage with another girl, police said.

The man has received 50 per cent burn injuries, they said.

A case has been lodged against the girl and an investigation is underway, police added.