Acid thrown on Mumbai girl; attacker held

Acid thrown on Mumbai girl; attacker held Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: Another girl became the target of acid attack in Mumbai on Tuesday. The incident occurred at Goregaon railway station at around 6:47 pm yesterday.

The girl, Aarti Thakur, was attacked by one Pintoo Sheikh. The attacker threw acid on her and fled. Aarti who sustained burn injuries was admitted to a private hospital. Doctors said she suffered 10 to 15 percent burns but was stable.

Pintoo was nabbed by the police this morning from by Borivali railway police. Police have filed a case of attempt to murder against him. Pintoo was produced before a Borivali court today and sent to police remand till February 7.

The police also disclosed a surprising fact – the girl had been attacked with acid on two previous occasions also. However, in those cases, the police could not nab the attackers.