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Spurned lover arrested for acid attack on Bengaluru woman

Mangalore Today News Network

Bengaluru, May 14, 2022: More than two weeks after a woman was attacked with acid in Bengaluru, the police nabbed the 27-year-old accused in Tamil Nadu. The accused, identified as Nagesh, reportedly threw acid at the victim’s face after she turned down his advances.


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On April 28, an acid attack case was reported in the Kamakshipalya limits of Bengaluru. The police suspected a love angle in the matter.

Further investigation revealed that 27-year-old Nagesh had thrown acid on the woman in Bengaluru. The police said that Nagesh was dismayed after the woman turned down his proposal.

Following the incident, Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant said that an investigation was on and several teams had gone to various places, including other states, to gather information about the culprit.

The accused was arrested from Tamil Nadu on Friday, May 13.

After the attack, Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar visited the victim, who was being treated in the ICU at St. John’s Hospital here. K Sudhakar expressed solidarity with her family.

The state health minister said that the state government will take care of medical treatment cost of a 24-year old woman.

"The government will not spare the culprit who is responsible for such a heinous act, the government stands with them (victim and her family) and the treatment of the woman will be taken care of by the government," K Sudhakar said.

Courtesy: India Today

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