When Mahboob Khan was throwing acid, a colleague of the victim tried to intervene. Drops of acid fell on her. She sustained burn injuries. Mahboob Khan was also injured as people got hold of him and trashed him.
Jaipur: A 26-year-old girl sustained serious burn injuries when a jilted lover threw acid on her at the Triton Mall near Chomu Circle in Jhotwara area on Wednesday. The accused, Mahboob Khan, is an auto driver. The victim worked as a housekeeper at the mall.
When Mahboob Khan was throwing acid, a colleague of the victim tried to intervene. Drops of acid fell on her. She sustained burn injuries. Mahboob Khan was also injured as people got hold of him and trashed him. He was holding the acid bottle, so he sustained burns on his hand. He and the victim were admitted to SMS Hospital for treatment. The police have arrested 35-year-old Mahboob Khan.
His proposal for marriage was turned down by the victim and this angered the accused man. He decided to take revenge on the Valentine’s Day when thousands of couples were expressing their love for each-other with flowers and gifts.
The mall was teeming with people, particularly couples on the Valentine ’s Day when the incident took place. It scared the visitors and shopkeepers.
It came up during investigation that Mahboob Khan, a resident of Bhatta Basti, had married twice in the past and divorced his two wives. Now he was pressuring the victim, who also lived in the same locality, to marry him.
The victim was also married, but Mahboob Khan used to show up at her home and then harassed her, she alleged. It led to confrontation between the victim’s husband and Mahboob Khan many times.
The accused didn’t show any remorse after the incident. He in fact said that he did nothing wrong. He told the police officers that the girl deserved this.
One Rajkumar who had caught Mahboob Khan after he threw acid on the girl said that the spurned lover used to visit the mall and pressurize the victim to marry him; however, she always turned down his proposal.
The accused had bought acid from a shop in Bhatta Basti. The police have booked the shop owner also.