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Youth held for chilli powder attack on girl

THE ASIAN AGE. | PRIYANKA NAVALKAR
Published : May 15, 2018, 1:46 am IST
Updated : May 15, 2018, 1:46 am IST

She could only describe his height not appearance.

The police zeroed in on the accused after scouring through more than 80 CCTV cameras’ footage, one of which showed him buying the chilli powder at a neighbouring shop. (Photo: Representational)
 The police zeroed in on the accused after scouring through more than 80 CCTV cameras’ footage, one of which showed him buying the chilli powder at a neighbouring shop. (Photo: Representational)

MUMBAI: Thane police has arrested a 21-year-old man who, in his alleged frustration over his inability to get a girlfriend and anger against those who had a partner, had allegedly thrown red chilli powder in the eyes of a teenage girl at a time she was returning from a dating-spot where she was with a male friend.

The incident had occurred on April 25 but the police had no leads in the case initially as the girl had become momentarily blinded after the chilli powder was thrown at her, the police said.

She could only describe his height not appearance. The police zeroed in on the accused after scouring through more than 80 CCTV cameras’ footage, one of which showed him buying the chilli powder at a neighbouring shop.

The police said that on the evening of April 25, when the victim, a 16-year-old girl, had met her male friend near Talao Pali under the pretext of attending a dance class. The accused, Abdul Samad Sakhani (21) saw the young couple. When the victim was on her way back home, Sakhani bought around 100 grams of red chilli powder, and after covering 100 metres of distance, he threw the powder on her face.

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