Bhopal: Two persons were on Sunday arrested from Chhattisgarh in connection with the acid attack on a woman college teacher here with police saying one of them was her relative who was angry at being spurned by her.
Trilok Chand Namdeo (28), a relative of the victim, and his accomplice Subham Tiwari (21)- a second year student of a polytechnic college, were arrested a day after acid was hurled at the teacher in front of her house in posh Arera Colony while she was on her way to college.
"Namdeo and Tiwari, both hailing from Dongargarh city of Rajnandgaon district in Chhattisgarh, were arrested today," Bhopal DIG Raman Singh Sikarwar told reporters here.
He said the prime accused, Namdeo, is married with two kids. "The crime was the result of unrequited love," the police officer said.
Namdeo told police that he hurled acid at the teacher as he was angry with her for turning down his proposal, the DIG said.
"Namdeo and Tiwari came to Bhopal all the way from Ranjandgaon on a motorbike to throw acid on the teacher," Sikarwar said quoting the statement recorded by the duo with police.
Namdeo was wearing a burqa whereas Tiwari had covered his face with a mask while committing the crime.
The victim sustained severe burns on her hand and waist and was admitted to a private hospital where her condition is stated to be stable.
They have been booked under sections 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of IPC.