Death For Refusing To Marry
KOLKATA, Nov. 26.
Aparna Halder, a 22-year-old woman, who had acid thrown on her
and was also forced to drink it by criminals at Diamond Harbour on Tuesday
night, died in hospital today. She was allegedly attacked at the behest
of her former tutor whom she had refused to marry. The incident coincided
with the state observing the international fortnight to protest violence
Utpal Haldar, the former tutor, is absconding while his father has been
Police said the
incident took place when Aparna was called out of her house at Nungola
last night, supposedly by the criminals, to identify one of Aparnas
neighbours residence. As soon as she came out, the criminals
threw acid on her face and forced her to drink some acid as well before
they fled, police said.
Daughter of a post
office employee, Aparna was rushed to a local hospital from where she
was shifted to National Medical College in a critical condition. She
succumbed to internal injuries there today.
Police are reluctant
to disclose details. Officers said investigation was on. A senior district
police officer said: We suspect former tutor Utpal. He proposed
to Aparna a few years back. But she refused and her father asked him
stop teaching Aparna.