A woman allegedly had acid thrown on her by a youth in Faridpur’s Jagannathdi village under Madhukhali upazila on Saturday evening.
The victim is now under treatment in Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Police arrested Sujan Kumar Hawladar, 28, after a case over the incident was filed with Madhukhali police station yesterday.
The victim is Saraswati Malo, 23, wife of Chaitano Malo.
Krishna Malo, brother-in-law of Saraswati, said, “Sujan has been harassing Saraswati for two years. We informed Sujan’s family about it,” he said, adding, they had asked the family to take steps to deal with the situation.
“Sujan threw acid on Saraswati, while she was cooking in her house around 6:35pm on Saturday. After that, she was taken to Faridpur Medical College Hospital with burn injuries to her face, neck, head and hands. She was referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital,” Krishna said.
Mahfujur Rahman, assistant superintendent of the hospital, said, “She sustained burn injuries… For this reason, we shifted her to Dhaka. It was a chemical burn, but it is not possible for us to tell it is an acid burn without examination.”
Mizanur Rahman, officer-in-charge of the station, said, “After the case was filed, we arrested Sujan from Faridpur on Sunday noon. We shall produce him before a court on Monday.”
He said they primarily suspect that it was an acid attack.