New Delhi: A 23-year-old jilted lover has been arrested here for throwing acid at a girl, police said on Wednesday. Police said the incident took place when the victim, 20, was standing outside her residence in Sangam Vihar in south Delhi.
The accused, identified as Ravi, is also a resident of Sangam Vihar. The victim, who sustained burn injuries following the attack, was taken to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
"Ravi later surrendered at the Sangam Vihar police station," Deputy Commissioner of Police Romil Banniya said.
"Ravi confessed that he threw diluted acid on the girl. He told police that he was suspecting her of talking with some other boy," Banniya said.
The victim's marriage was fixed and she was avoiding Ravi for the last few days which prompted Ravi to attack her, police said.