The flowery romance turned all thorny for Jayakumar, 32, when his girlfriend Lydia, 26, attacked him with acid, slashed his face with knife and fled away. Lydia and Jayakumar had been in relationship for the past five years and Lydia wanted him to marry her as well as convert his religion. As he was taking a long time to decide on marriage, Lydia along with her cousin took this criminal step.
Lydia is a nurse at a private hospital and Jayakumar runs an apparel shop."A week ago, she had stolen an acid bottle used for cleaning and a blade from the hospital. On Monday evening, Jayakumar and his friend Padmanabh had gone to Rajarajeshwari temple. Lydia and her cousin Sunil, who knew the route taken by Jayakumar, went on a scooter and waited near Attiguppe bus-stop. As Jayakumar and his friend, who were returning home, passed Attiguppe around 8.30 pm, the two started tailing them. As they approached Pipeline Road, Lydia, who was riding pillion, threw acid on Jayakumar through his car window,” they added.
The police have booked the accused under 326 A, 307 and other Sections of the IPC.
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