In a bizarre incident, a 26-year-old girl has been arrested for allegedly throwing acid on her ex-boyfriend’s face after he refused to marry her.
The girl, identified as Lidia Fisiba, was employed with a private hospital as a nurse in Bengaluru.
According to reports, Lidia had carried the acid used to wash toilets in her hospital in a bottle and sprayed it on Jayakumar when he arrived at a temple in Vijayanagar on Monday evening.
Lidia has been booked under IPC sections 341 (wrongful restraint) and 307b (attempt to murder).
The victim Jayakumar, cloth merchant from Prakashnagar is undergoing treatment at a private hospital. He is out of danger, police said.
Lidia and Jayakumar fell in love in 2011 but parted ways last October.
As per the investigations, Jayakumar had promised Lidia that he would not marry any other woman. But differences emerged between them after Lidia began forcing him to convert his religion before marriage.
“Jayakumar told her that he will marry Lidia but won’t change his religion. But Lidia was of the opinion that her family would accept the marriage only if Jayakumar converted,” police said.
Finally, Jayakumar ended the relationship, police quoted Lidia as saying. After a few months, Lidia, through some of her neighbours, learnt that Jayakumar’s family was looking for a girl for him. Lidia tried to meet Jayakumar, but in vain. So she decided to deface him, police added.