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Man accused of throwing acid on girl held in Shopian

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Srinagar, Oct 08: Police on Friday arrested a man for allegedly throwing acid on a 17-year-old girl in Kellar area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district three days ago.

“Case registered in PS Keller, relating to the acid attack on a girl at Keller Shopian solved. Police raided the specified location and after strenous efforts arrested the accused person (Waseem Ali Shah, son of Ali Mohammad Shah of Aadoo Keegam),” a police spokesman said this evening.

Pertinently, the teenage girl had suffered burn injuries on shoulder after the accused splashed the acid at her on Tuesday.

While the attacker fled from the spot, the girl was hospitalized for the burn injury.

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