An 18-year-old girl escaped with minor injuries after her boyfriend allegedly poured a chemical, suspected to be acid, on her after she refused his sexual advances.
Though the incident took place at an isolated spot under Bheemunipatnam police station area Saturday night, it came to light Sunday morning after she lodged a police complaint.
P Ganesh, a first-year BTech student and the girl, a native of Narasanapeta area in Srikakulam district had eloped from their homes to get married against their parent's wishes and reached Bheemunipatnam area on Saturday evening, police said.
The girl told the police that her boyfriend Ganesh had attempted to rape her at a lonely spot.
When she tried to escape, Ganesh allegedly threw a chemical, suspected to be acid, on her.
The injured girl was rescued by toddy tappers in the area and was given shelter in a house, after which she informed the matter to her parents and lodged a police complaint against Ganesh.
A team has been formed to trace the accused, while the girl was shifted to the King George Hospital for medical tests and treatment.
The police said that Ganesh wanted to rape the girl and came prepared with a bottle of a chemical.