A 26-year-old rape accused, out on bail, was arrested on Sunday for allegedly attacking the 19-year-old Dalit victim with “acid” outside her residence in Sant Kabir Nagar district, police said.

According to the police, the woman alleged that when she stepped out of her house for some work on Friday, the accused — an upper-caste farmer — attacked her with acid, and when she raised an alarm he fled the spot on a motorcycle. The woman was rushed to a hospital with burn injuries on her shoulder and the back, said police, adding that her condition is stable.

Based on her family’s complaint, the accused was booked under relevant sections. The motive behind the attack is yet to be ascertained, said an officer…

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