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A local court in Khowai, Tripura sent a 27-year-old woman to 14 days judicial custody after she was arrested on the charge of throwing acid on her boyfriend allegedly for refusing to marry her.

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The incident happened at Belcherra village, about 16 km from Khowai town in Tripura.

The victim, Soumen Santhal (30), was stated to be critical and shifted to Agartala Govt Medical College (AGMC) hospital. Doctors said that the victim received injuries on his respiratory tract besides, nose and eyes in an acid attack.

The accused woman, identified as Binata Santhal (27), admitted the crime and told police that she was in a relationship with Soumen for more than eight years. She was allegedly ignored by the victim for the past two years and recently, Soumen developed a relationship with another girl, which she could not tolerate and threw acid on him.

She claimed they were in love since their school days. While Soumen completed his higher secondary, she dropped out of Class VIII in the same school in the village in 2012. Then the duo had left the village and reached Pune where the boy asked the girl to work and support his higher education, she stated.

“I started working as a maid in different houses in a colony and Soumen completed his graduation. He returned in March 2018 and left me in Pune. For three months after returning, Soumen had stopped contacting me and I had to come back in August that year in search of him but did not trace him in the village,” she claimed.

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Later, she moved to Ranchi and started working in a health training centre.

Recently, she came to know about Soumen returning to the village and hence she too came back. During Durga puja, the girl found him at home and asked him to marry her. He refused the proposal and on October 26 she threw acid on Soumen at his residence.

Based on the complaint of the victim’s brother, police arrested Binata and the court sent her to jail.

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