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Odisha man held for acid attack on woman

Posted on May 06 2014 | IANS

Bhubaneswar, May 6 : A man was arrested in Odisha for throwing acid on a married woman Tuesday over some old quarrel, police said.

The incident occurred in Cuttack, 26 km from here when the woman, 30, was waiting for a bus to take her to a relative's place, inspector in charge of Badambadi police station K.P Mishra told IANS.

Accused Bishnu Dakua, 24, came near her and engaged in a heated exchange of words before throwing the acid on her, the police official said.

The woman sustained burn injuries on her chest and was rushed to a hospital where she is undergoing treatment, Mishra said.

Police have arrested Dakua. Both the victim and the accused are residents of Cuttack, he added.

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