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By A Newsman

Cooch Behar, 15 September: A FIRST year under graduate student of Acharya Brojendra Nath (ABN) Seal College in Cooch Behar has been admitted to hospital after a youth threw acid on her on Tuesday afternoon.

The BA first year student was returning to her home in Alipurduar from college when the accused youth Abhi Saha threw acid on her from a close range and fled. ABN Seal College is located at a distance of about 26 km from Alipurduar town.

The girl was rushed to the Alipurduar District Hospital by local people. She has sustained severe acid burns on parts her body and face.

Local residents said that the accused youth had proposed to the girl but she did not show any interest. Since then, he had been stalking her.

Police launched a search for the accused and arrested him on Tuesday night.

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