Bengaluru: Woman Throws Acid on her Lover, Slashes his Face with Knife

January 18, 2017 10:42
Bengaluru: Woman Throws Acid on her Lover, Slashes his Face with Knife

In a shocking incident, a woman threw acid on her boyfriend and then slashed his face on Monday night. The incident took place in Bengaluru. As soon as police got to know about the incident, they arrested the woman and are searching her cousin who helped her to commit this crime.

According to the police,  Lydia, 26, a resident of Srirampura was a nurse working in a private hospital on Ali Asgar Road. She was in a relationship with Jayakumar, 32, who is a resident of Prakash Nagar, He runs an apparel shop near Ali Asgar Road.

The police said that "Lydia met Jayakumar when she had gone to his shop over five years ago. They soon fell in love and started meeting each other regularly. Lydia reportedly kept asking him to marry her and also to get converted to Christianity. In November last year, Jayakumar agreed to marry her but refused to convert to Christianity which had led to a fight between them. Later, Jayakumar had stopped taking her phone calls. An upset Lydia decided to teach him a lesson and sought her cousin Sunil’s help. A week ago, she had spirited away from an acid bottle used for cleaning and a blade from the hospital. On Monday evening, Jayakumar and his friend Padmanabh had gone to Rajarajeshwari temple."

Police added "Lydia got information about Jayakumar’s whereabouts from one of his family members. Lydia and Sunil, who knew the route taken by Jayakumar, went on a scooter and lay in wait near Attiguppe bus-stop. As Jayakumar and his friend, who were returning home, passed Attiguppe around 8.30 pm, the cousins started tailing them. As they approached Pipelane Road, Lydia, who was riding pillion, threw acid on Jayakumar through his car window."

“Jayakumar, who was in intense pain, got out of the car. Lydia, who was waiting with the blade, slashed his face. As Jayakumar fell down, the accused sped away, while Jayakumar’s friend rushed him to hospital and alerted the police. Lydia was picked up from her house, but her cousin is absconding,” police said.

Lydia reportedly told cops that she was in love with Jayakumar from five years. When she asked him to marry her and change his religion to Christianity, he was taking too long to marry her. He later agreed to marry her but he said that he won't change his religion. That is why she took this extreme step. The police have booked the accused under 326A, 307 and other sections of the IPC.

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