Bijnor: Whenever the term acid attack is used, the first thing that comes to mind is of a jilted lover assaulting his lover/ex-girlfriend.
However, the latest incident has changed the common perception.
In Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor, a 19-year-old girl has been accused of attacking her boyfriend with acid.
As per the Times of India, the girl attacked her 21-year-old boyfriend for rejecting her marriage proposal.
As per the report, the girl – identified as Afreen - called her friend Sooraj Kumar to her home on Sunday night for her birthday party.
There, Sooraj was attacked with acid and sustained 20 percent burn injuries.
The boy is said to be out of danger.
"I am Hindu and Afreen is Muslim. We cannot get married as we belong to different faiths. I told her that my marriage has been settled and this angered her," Sooraj was quoted as saying by the daily.
Afreen and Sooraj, reportedly, studied together at a degree college in Bijnor.
An FIR has been registered in connection with the incident at Mandawar police station.