Youth held for acid attack on minor girl in Kanakapura, POCSO case booked

Chandan Arora
Chandan Arora
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RAMANAGARA: The Kanakapura Town police have arrested a 22-year-old youth who threw acid on the face of a 17-year-old girl for rejecting his advances near Narayanappa Lake on the Kanakapura Bypass Road on Friday.

The youth, identified as Sumanth alias Appu was hiding in a village in the border of Kanakapura taluk, but was nabbed within a few hours of committing the crime.

The accused Sumanth has been arrested.

Ramanagara Superintendent of Police Karthik Reddy said on Saturday, “On Friday evening, the girl and her brother were out on a walk near the Narayanappa Lake when Sumanth confronted her and expressed his love. When she rejected his proposal, he threw some acidic liquid that he was carrying with him on her face. He had proposed to her several times earlier too, but she had rejected his advances”.

Ramanagara SP Karthik Reddy briefing the media.

Further, the SP said the accused works as a mechanic and is a resident of Kurupet in Kanakapura. “Other passersby immediately shifted the girl to the government hospital in Kanakapura from where she was shifted to Minto Eye Hospital in Bengaluru for further treatment where her condition is now stable”, he said. The attacker has been booked under sections of the IPC and POCSO Act, he added.

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