Uttar Pradesh: Girl Attacked With Acid, Accused Rahil Khan Arrested In 6 Hours

Neha Singh

Lucknow: A girl in western Uttar Pradesh's Hapur distruct, 86 km from Delhi, was attacked with acid inside her home. The incident took place last night at Faridpur village of Simbhavali police station area Hapur district. She is in a serious condition and is admitted to a government hospital in neighbouring Meerut district. Doctors said she has serious burn injuries.

According to the sources, the woman was cleaning utensils inside the house when a person named Rohil Khan entered there and threw acid on her. When the girl screamed, the family rushed to her rescue and ran after the culprit. However, at that time, Rahil managed to escape.

Rahil was arrested within six hours of the attack.He was arrested after the the girl's father accused him. Neeraj Kumar Jadaun, Superintendent of Police, Hapur, said in a statement that they received information about the acid attack. He said, “The incident took place at around 7:30-8:00 PM in Faridpur village of Simbhali police station area. Someone threw chemical on a young woman that was apparently acid. She was rushed to the hospital, from where she was referred to Meerut. She is stable and out of danger.” He further added that the culprit would be arrested soon, and strict action would be taken against him.

In a statement issued after the arrest , the police said initial questioning of the accused revealed that he attacked the girl with acid after she stopped talking to him after an initial friendship.
"...after registering a case of acid attack on a girl, the police has promptly arrested the main accused, Rahil/ Rohil Khan, using necessary force. He has been sent to hospital for treatment," Hapur Police tweeted in Hindi early this morning, along with a video of the accused.

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