Mystic throws acid at Spanish woman; arrested
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 05, 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 said.

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 05, 2010, 00:27

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