Jilted Lover Attacks Woman In Jaipur With Acid In Broad Daylight

Don't Throw Acid On Humanity

In a horrific incident that took place yesterday in the Capital City of Rajasthan, a man attacked a 30-year-old woman with acid. The attack ended up giving women severe burns on her face, torso and arms. The man was burning in anger after the woman rejected his proposal on the Valentine’s Day.

when & where

The incident took place around 04.00 PM in the Jhotwara area of Jaipur City. The victim works at the Triton Mall as a housekeeper. She along with her two co-workers was on her duty when accused auto rickshaw driver Mehboob Khan arrived at the spot. The victim was working on the third floor of the crowded Triton Mall when Mehboob Khan approached him and asked her to marry him. The lady who is already married with three children refused to his proposal. This lead to the man losing his temper and threw acid on her face.

The colleague of the woman came in between to save her and suffered minor injuries. In between the quarrel, the man also burned his arms and torso up to 15%.

behind story

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Mehboob Khan who works as an auto-driver been persuading the woman from past more than 2 years to marry him. This wasn’t the first time that he created a chaos. He is a two-time divorcee and was forcing the victim to leave her 3 children & husband and to settle with him. Both victim and accuse hail of Shashtri Nagar in Jaipur. The woman on many occasions refused him and he threatened her with murder earlier as well.

The man tried to flee the scene but was caught by the Security Guard. The police arrived on scene within few minutes and took all three injured to SMS Hospital. The man is charged under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 326A (throwing acid) and 354D (stalking) of the Indian Penal Code. He will be arrested after he is discharged from the hospital.

The Woman is still kept under observation in SMS Hospital and is now out of danger. The incident left people present in the mall shocked and created a scenario inside the mall. The guards at the mall had a hard time handling the whole situation.

We pray recovery and good health for the woman.  While the whole incident is horrible and really shocking, we hope the accused is presented with strict punishment by the judiciary system.


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