7 members of family attacked with acid by neighbour


Seven members of a family were attacked with acid by their neighbour and suffered burn injuries in Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi district on Sunday.

All the members were rushed to a nearby hospital following the attack.

It all started when argument broke out between two neighbours Gaurav Soni and Ismail in Mauranipur area of the district. During the heated exchange, Soni threw acid on Ismail and six of his family members, Senior Superintendent of Police OP Singh said.

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The injured were admitted to Jhansi Medical College for treatment, he said.

“A case has been registered against Soni and his parents. He and his father, Chotelal, have been arrested,” Singh said.

Police said all the injured are out of danger.

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