Acid attacker held

MUMBAI: Railway police, on Wednesday, arrested a 25 year old man for attacking a woman, his former tenant, by throwing acid on her face. The accused Nasir Shaikh alias Pintu, allegedly attacked the 22 year old outside Goregaon railway station on Tuesday evening when she was punching her railway ticket coupon, while speaking on the phone.

Pintu was nabbed near Borilvilli railway station and was produced before a local court on Wednesday morning, which remanded him to police custody till February 7. “The court sent him to police remand till February 7, we have booked him under sector 307(attempt to murder), Inspector L G Dombre of the Boriville police station said.

Inspector Dombre added that the victim was first attacked in November last year and again in December, “Both times she was attacked on her face with a small blade, we are yet to ascertain if the same person is responsible for all the attacks. Also it is not confirmed whether he executed the acid attack himself or hired someone.”

The woman, working at an IT company at Goregaon was on her back home when the attack happened, “The injuries are not life threatening, she has received 10-15 per cent burns on her face, neck and forearms,” the police added. The victim was admitted to a private hospital after the attacker threw acid on her and fled.

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