Seven of family injured in acid attack in Uttar Pradesh

Seven members of a family were injured in an acid attack in Meerut, police said on Friday.

Lucknow: Seven members of a family were injured in an acid attack in Meerut, police said on Friday.

The incident occurred early morning in Shaukeen Garden in the Lisadi Gate area when a family was sleeping on the roof of their house.

Police said the attack was carried out by one Shahid and his friend.

The attack was aimed at Uzma, the estranged wife of Shahid now living with her parents in Meerut.

"There was marital acrimony between the couple and the two were living separately. The crime seems to have been the result of a simmering discontent, we are trying to arrest the accused," a police official told IANS.

Uzma had earlier lodged a complaint with the local police accusing her husband and in-laws of torture and victimisation.

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