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Woman attacked with acid on Valentine’s Day; Accused arrested

The 30-year-old victim was attacked with acid near Mirzabaag under Amolapatty Police outpost in Dibrugarh, while she was returning from her workplace.

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Guwahati: In a horrific incident, a young woman suffered burn injuries in an alleged acid attack in Dibrugarh town of Assam, on the night of Valentine’s Day. However, the accused have been arrested on Monday.

The accused identified as Buddhadev Das (50), is a resident of Shantipara area in Dibrugarh, was nabbed by police today morning.

Assam ADGP GP Singh informed the arrest of the accused through his Twitter handle. He wrote: “Reference Acid throwing incident of Dibrugarh on February 14th, the FIR named accused has been arrested and follow up lawful action being taken. We shall leave no stone unturned to bring justice to the victim.”

Reportedly, the 30-year-old victim was attacked with acid near Mirzabaag under Amolapatty Police outpost in Dibrugarh town, while she was returning from her workplace on her bicycle.

The victim, who hails from Jaypore in Naharkatia and lived with her sister in Dibrugarh, sustained burn injury on her face and has been admitted at Assam Medical College and Hospital.

A team of Dibrugarh police led by Sadar officer-in-charge Rajib Saikia in association with Time Slot Interchange (TSI) Deep Sonowal started an immediate investigation into the matter and successfully nabbed the accused.

Reportedly, during interrogation it came into light that the woman rejected the marriage proposal by the accused and in a rage; he attacked her with acid on Sunday evening.

In last few years, Assam has also witnessed stray incidents of acid attack. In 2019, a 25-year-old female teacher was attacked with acid at Ambari area in Guwahati.

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