Virar gym owner injured in acid attack in Maharashtra's Palghar district; suspects identified
According to the police, one of the accused suspected that the gym owner was having an affair with his wife, who used to work out at the latter's gym
Palghar: A 27-year-old man was critically injured when two persons threw acid on him in Virar town of Maharashtra's Palghar district, police said on Friday.
Ritesh Kadam, a gym owner, was returning home from work when two persons threw acid on him and fled the scene on Wednesday, an official said.
The victim was rushed to a hospital, where he is undergoing treatment for his injuries, the official said.
According to the police, one of the accused suspected that Kadam was having an affair with his wife, who used to work out at the latter's gym.
An offence under Section 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the IPC against the two accused who have been identified but not arrested as yet, the official added.
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