Jilted man throws acid on woman's face; held

 A 20-year-old woman suffered minor burn injuries after a jilted lover allegedly threw acid on her face in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, police said today.

Hyderabad: A 20-year-old woman suffered minor burn injuries after a jilted lover allegedly threw acid on her face in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, police said today.

The incident occurred at Chagalamarri village last night when one Lal Basha threw acid on the woman, after she rejected his proposal to continue their affair, they said.

"The woman and Basha initially were having an affair. But after coming to know that Basha was already married she rejected his proposal," Allagadda Circle Inspector Sudhakar Reddy said based on a complaint lodged by the victim.

The officer said that Basha seems to have pressurised the woman to continue their affair which she refused to do, following which he attacked her by throwing acid.

The woman suffered minor injuries on her face and shoulders and was admitted to a local hospital, and was discharged today.

A case under section 326A (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of IPC was booked and the accused was arrested today.

He was produced before a court which remanded him in judicial custody, Reddy said.

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