Accused in Russian Woman Acid Attack Case Arrested

The man who allegedly threw acid on a Russian woman for refusing his marriage proposal was arrested in Varanasi.

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The person accused of throwing acid on a Russian woman in Varanasi was arrested on Saturday, while trying to leave the city.

The accused, who was allegedly the victim’s boyfriend, has been identified as Siddharth, her landlord’s son, Senior Superintendent of Police, SSP Kulhary said. An FIR had been registered against him on Friday.

The 23-year-old Russian national was injured in an acid attack allegedly by Siddharth following a quarrel between them. The incident took place at Nand Nagar colony in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

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