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Two arrested over acid attack on schoolgirls in Punjab

Two persons, including a teenager, have been arrested for allegedly throwing acid on six girl students when they were returning home from school.



Batala: Two persons, including a teenager, have been arrested for allegedly throwing acid on six girl students when they were returning home from school.

A 14-year-old girl suffered around 18 percent burn injuries on her face and arm, while five of her friends received minor burns as some drops of acid fell on them, when 19-year-old Saajan who was on a motorcycle with Lovepreet Singh, threw the corrosive liquid on them.

The girl who suffered the most severe injuries was said to be the target of the attack as she had spurned the advances of the main accused Saajan.

Dera Baba Nanak Station House Officer (SHO) Satpal Singh said said both accused have been arrested and a case under different sections of IPC has been registered against them.

The victim had told her family that the accused was stalking her for the past two-three days. Her family members had then raised the matter with Saajan's parents, who possibly reprimanded him. Upset over this, the accused allegedly threw acid at her, police said. 

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