PATNA: Angry mob injected acid into both eyes of a man after he eloped with his employer’s wife.
The incident took place in Begusarai district of Bihar on late Friday evening.
Police said Gautam Kumar Chaudhary who hails from Samastipur district recently fled with his employer Dayaram Singh’s wife which engaged the local villagers. The man was employed as tractor driver at Singh’s home.
On Friday, some people rang him up saying the woman wanted to stay with him and asked him to come and take her with him.
However, as he came on his car to take the woman, a group of villagers abducted him midway, beat him badly and then injected acid into his eyes before fleeing the scene.
Hearing his cries, some local villagers admitted him to a local hospital. Doctors say he has lost vision in both his eyes as acid has burnt out his corneas.
“The incident is the outcome of purely love affairs in which a woman had eloped with the victim and the police had recovered her later and handed to her husband. We have arrested one person so far,” the local deputy superintendent of police BK Singh was quoted as telling the local media.
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