Jilted woman throws acid on her boyfriend
BENGALURU: A 26-year-old nurse with a private hospital has been arrested for allegedly spraying acid on her ex-boyfriend’s face and slashing his cheeks with a scalpel after he refused to marry her.
L Jayakumar, 32, a cloth merchant from Prakashnagar, Bagalore is undergoing treatment at a private hospital. He is out of danger. He has sustained burns on the neck and deep cuts on both cheeks, police said.
Investigation revealed that Lidia Fisiba, a resident of Srirampura, had carried the acid used to wash toilets in her hospital in a bottle and sprayed it on Jayakumar when he arrived at a temple in Vijayanagar on Monday evening. Lidia has been booked under IPC sections 341 (wrongful restraint) and 307b (attempt to murder).
Lidia and Jayakumar fell in love in 2011 but parted ways last October. Their families were against their relationship. Jayakumar lives near Lidia’s residence and both have studied in the same private school near Sehadripuram, police said.
Jayakumar, who runs a cloth shop in Okalipuram, had promised Lidia that he would not marry any other woman. But differences cropped up between the couple after Lidia began forcing him to convert his religion before marriage. “Jayakumar told her that he will marry Lidia but won’t change his religion. But Lidia was of the opinion that her family would accept the marriage only if Jayakumar converted,” police said.