UP: Youth held for injuring 17-year-old girl with flammable substance



Police arrested a youth on Tuesday evening after he allegedly threw flammable substance at a 17-year-old girl which resulted in the victim sustaining burn injuries on her head and right hand.

Additional Superintendent of Police Gyananjay Singh said the 17-year-old girl was a friend of the accused identified as Ehtisham alias Saddam.

“Three to four months back, their friendship got over due to some reason, but Ehtisham tried to get back in touch with the girl. During this time, he met an occultist Suhel alias PK Baba, who was in an inebriated state. PK Baba took Rs 2,000 from Ehtisham and claimed that he would get control over the girl.”

“A few days back, PK Baba threw soil at the girl. On Monday, an inflammable material was thrown at the girl,” the Additional SP said.

Singh also informed that the girl’s father lodged a complaint and registered a case under relevant IPC sections against Ehtisham and PK Baba.

"We arrested Ehtisham on Tuesday, and efforts are on to catch PK Baba," he said.

"We will take action against them under provisions of the stringent National Security Act (NSA)," he added.

The girl has been discharged from hospital (where she was admitted on Monday), and has returned home, police said. (PTI)


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