An outraged mob assaulted and blinded a man by injecting acid in his eyes in India.
The man who worked as a tractor driver in Bihar’s Teghra District was ambushed by crowds, who were furious because the man had married his employer’s wife.
The acid attack victim told the police that he had been making an earning by driving a tractor in the Barauni village in Teghra. It was here that his eyes met with the boss’s wife. He confessed that the a love affair developed between him and the employer’s wife.
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The love affair was mutual and the pair decided to get married. Marriage rituals were arranged on February 6. However, the employer found out about the marriage and filed a case against his employee.
The deputy superintendent of police (DSP) said that the man complained that his employee had abducted his wife.
However, the woman returned to Teghra on February 16 and recorded her statement in a local court. Her husband was asked to take her to his house.
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It was on Saturday evening that the 30-year-old received a phone call from the woman's brother-in-law, asking him to take her back. He was requested to meet her at the district precinct and on his way to there he was attacked by a mob of 20 men who beat him up and then injected acid in his eyes.
They left him mutilated near Hanuman Chowk, Bhagwanpur area of the district. A man passing by the landmark site caught site of the man and rushed him to a hospital at Begusarai.
Since the incident, one person has been arrested and the police is investigating the matter further.
This article originally appeared in IndiaToday.
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