Patna police on Tuesday arrested a man who allegedly threw acid on a woman who had rejected his advances.The man, identified as 21-year-old Sonu Kumar, met the woman on Facebook a few months back.
With the help of his friend, Sonu threw acid on the girl’s face when she was returning from a temple with her uncle in Patna on Monday. She suffered serious injuries and was rushed to the Gardani Bagh hospital, where she is currently undergoing treatment.
“The accused knew the victim for some time and it’s a case of one sided love. The victim had rejected the proposal of the accused after which he had threatened to throw acid on her. He was keeping an eye on the movement of the girl and on Monday evening attacked her,” said Lallan Mohan Prasad, SSP Patna.
The police said that soon after throwing acid on the victim and her maternal uncle, Sonu fled from the crime scene. The police then launched a massive hunt in Patna to arrest him and they succeeded in nabbing him on Tuesday morning.
“We had registered an FIR in this case on the statement of the victim and based on the details provided by her we had started investigations in this case,” added SSP Prasad.
Sonu Kumar is a resident of Patna’s Khajpura and has worked in a garment showroom.