Spurned, man douses woman in petrol and tries to set her on fire in Ghaziabad

  • | Wednesday | 18th October, 2023

GHAZIABAD: A 28-year-old man was arrested for allegedly trying to set on fire a 22-year-old woman who had spurned him.The woman was on her way to work at a garment manufacturing unit in Tronica City on Monday when the accused, Jahid, intercepted her and professed his love for her. When she refused to talk to him, the man allegedly snatched and broke her mobile phone and poured petrol on the woman.Jahid, the woman claimed in the police complaint, wanted to coax acceptance out of her. After dousing her in petrol he threatened to set her ablaze, all in the middle of the road, if she did not say yes to him, the complaint said.The woman was saved after some passersby intervened. But Jahid fled from the spot, a police officer said.ACP Loni Rajneesh Upadhayay said on the basis of the womans complaint, an FIR was registered against Jahid under IPC Sections 354 (molestation), 307 (attempt to murder) and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of Rs 50).When cops went looking for Jahid in his Tronica City house, he tried to flee. He sustained some injuries in a minor scuffle that followed. After his arrest, Jahid was admitted to hospital for medical treatment, and on Tuesday, he was sent to judicial custody by a local court, the ACP said, adding that Jahid told his interrogators that he was acquainted with the woman but had not tried to set fire on her.Jahid has claimed that he did not pour petrol on the woman. Cops are still trying to ascertain how the crime unfolded on Monday. A few locals, whom our teams spoke to, have not mentioned anything about petrol. Things will be clearer when we get the medical report of the woman, the ACP said.We also published the following articles recentlyWoman from Gujarat gets arrested for her yoga video, heres whyA woman from Gujarat was arrested after she was caught on video practicing yoga on a busy road. The video went viral on social media, prompting the authorities to take action. The woman, identified as Dina Parmar, later released another video apologizing for her actions. The incident highlights the need for content creators to be mindful of public safety and the importance of following traffic rules. Netizens criticized Parmars behavior, while praising the Gujarat police for their swift response.Andhra Pradesh: 60-year-old man gets life term for acid attack on womanA 60-year-old man in Visakhapatnam has been sentenced to life in prison for sexually harassing and throwing acid on a woman, resulting in her death. The man sought sexual favors from the victim, but when she refused, he threw acid on her, causing grievous injuries. The victim later succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment. The accused has been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, along with a fine of Rs2,000. The police chief has praised the investigation team in the case. The victims identity has been kept confidential as per Supreme Court directives.Woman among 5 injured in Manipur firingA woman and four other people were injured in a shooting incident in Imphal West districts Konjen Hajari Leikai. Around 20 unidentified individuals arrived in the neighborhood and tried to abduct a man from his house. The mans wife and other women resisted, leading to a confrontation. The assailants fired into the air and at the locals, injuring five of them. The group had fled by the time the police arrived.

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