After being friends for five years, the accused wanted to get married, the victim did not

Angry after her love affair went awry, a 24-year-old girl allegedly threw acid on her 27-year-old boyfriend, inside the Cross River Mall in Karkardooma area of east Delhi on Sunday afternoon.

Hell hath no fury...: The accused, Arti, at a police station in New Delhi
on Sunday. pic/mid day

Police said the accused, identified as Arti, a resident of East Delhi, has been arrested. The victim, Vinit, a resident of Maujpur, is undergoing treatment at GTB hospital. He received 44 per cent severe burn injuries.
According to a police official, the incident took place around 2 pm. Some onlookers reported the incident to police.

"Arti and Vinit had been friends for five years. Arti wanted to get married and had proposed the idea to Vinit many times. He, however, did not take it seriously. A few days ago, she again talked about marriage but Vinit spurned her advances. She then called Vinit near Cross River Mall on some pretext and while talking to him, took out the acid bottle and hurled it on him," said the police.

Vinit fell on the ground writhing in pain. Some passers-by rushed to his rescue, overpowered the girl and made a call to the PCR. Vinit received burn injuries on his face, chest and arms. Doctors at GTB hospital stated his condition to be critical.

Police said they have taken the victim's statement, following which an FIR was registered against Arti at Anand Vihar police station. The girl has also confessed to her crime.