Panna (Madhya Pradesh): Police have arrested two persons in connection with kidnapping, brutally beating up and attacking a girl with suspected acid in Panna district, officials said on Thursday.
The duo accused, who had escaped from the village after committing crime, have been arrested from their hideouts in Pawai area.
They have been identified as Sumer Singh alias Summi Raja and Goldi Singh alias Goldi Raja.
Superintendent of Panna district, Dharmaraj Meena confirmed and said the accused were being interrogated. “They would soon be produced before the court,” he said.
On Tuesday, the duo had allegedly kidnapped a 21-year-old girl and her brother from home in Baruaha village in the district and took her to a forest area, where the duo bashed the girl and her brother. They later poured 'Tejab' (acid) on her, the victim had claimed.
The girl sustained serious injuries on her both eyes and had also partially lost eyesight.
The girl has been referred to a hospital in Chhitrakoot in Satna district for further treatment.
Police sources said that the accused were suspecting the girl and her brother of helping a girl of the accused's family to elope with a youth.
Home Minister Narottam Mishra, while talking to Journalists in Bhopal, said that accused had used fluid of a poisonous breed flower calatropis, known as akua, to damage eyes of 20-year-old girl in Pawai.
"They have confessed to use Akua. They have been arrested and strict action is being taken against them," Mishra said.