The railway police Wednesday arrested a youth for throwing acid on a girl's face at a suburban railway station here, an officer said.
"The accused, identified as Pintoo Sheikh, has been arrested by the railway police. He had thrown acid on the victim, identified as Aarti Thakur, at Goregaon railway station (in northwest Mumbai) yesterday (Tuesday)," an officer at the Borivli Railway Police Station told IANS.
A case of attempt to murder has been registered against the accused.
The incident occurred a little before 7 p.m. Tuesday when Aarti was talking on her cell phone at the railway station and Pintoo sneaked in and threw the acid on her face. She was admitted to a private hospital for treatment of her burn injuries.
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