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Mangaluru man arrested for acid attack on sister-in-law

Mangaluru, Jan 25 (UNI) A 55-year-old man was arrested for allegedly attempting to throw acid on his sister-in-law and her daughter in Dakshina Kannada district, police said on Saturday.
The victim, a 35-year-old widow having three daughters, was rushed to the government where she is currently being treated for wounds incurred during the incident.
Meanwhile, her daughter, who suffered minor injuries, was also hospitalised.
In her complaint, the woman said her late husband's elder brother came to her house on Thursday, abused her in foul language before opening an acid bottle and throwing it at her through the window.
The woman suffered burn injuries on her face, neck and shoulders while her daughter on her legs and hands.
The victim's husband had taken a loan of Rs 5 lakh from a co-operative bank. He died in 2018 after paying only two instalments and the woman could not repay it further.
The bank notices were coming in the elder sibling's address which infuriated him. There was also long-pending land dispute between the two, sources said.
Following the incident, a case was registered on Friday and the man was taken into custody by Mangaluru city police.
Kadaba sub-inspector police Rukma Naik visited Wenlock hospital to record the woman's statement, police added.
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