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Mystic throws acid at Spanish woman; arrested

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 00:27

Rishikesh: A mystic, running an ashram
here, was arrested after he allegedly injured a Spanish woman
staying with him by throwing acid on her face.

Gloria Kasnovat (44) had been staying with Rajgiri for
over two years and was teaching yoga at an ashram, police

Gloria was on her way to the ashram in an autorickshaw
along with the accused after returning from Kathmandu last
night when the incident took place, police said.
The two had a bickering over some issue after which
Rajgiri poured acid on Gloria, who received injuries in her
face and hands, they said.

Police arrested Rajgiri after a raid at the ashram.

According to investigating officer Indra Singh Bisht,
during questioning, the mystic said he reacted that way in a
fit of rage and had no intention of killing the woman.

Bisht said the woman was out of danger and being
treated at CMI hospital in Dehradun.


First Published: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 00:27
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