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Teenager throws acid on 8-year-old boy in Lucknow

Victim, who sustained 60 per cent burns, was taken to the civil hospital where his condition is stated to be critical

  • IANS
  • Published: 18:42 July 29, 2013
  • Gulf News

Lucknow: An eight-year-old boy was in a critical condition on Monday after his 15-year-old neighbour threw a bottle of acid at him after a minor scuffle, police said.

The incident took place in the Lavkush area of Ghazipur in the Trans-Gomti area.

Tushar, son of a sanitary worker, was playing outside the house when all of a sudden he had a spat with his 15-year-old neighbour.

After a brief scuffle, the teenager went back to his house only to come back with the acid and threw it on the unsuspecting Tushar, police said.

Tushar, who sustained 60 per cent burns, was taken to the civil hospital where his condition is said to be critical.

Superintendent of Police (Trans-Gomti) Habib-ul-Hasan told IANS that they were probing the matter.

The attacker is yet to be apprehended.

“We are investigating the matter and action will be taken accordingly,” added Hasan.

Tushar’s family said that the local police initially tried to pass it off as an accident but after eye-witnesses narrated the incident and his mother protested, police said they will take action.




Comments (3)

  1. Added 16:41 July 30, 2013

    my God what's wrong with that person?

    Jennifer Emeka, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 14:17 July 30, 2013

    We hear only terrible news coming out of India these days and that too of inhuman behavior men and now boys.

    Lisa, Duabi, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 13:17 July 30, 2013

    what on earth is happening in INDIA?!

    bincy, Sharjah, India

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