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A woman threw acid on her ex-boyfriend's face and slashed his cheeks with a blade after he started looking for a bride for himself. This horrific incident was reported from Bengaluru in India's southern state of Karnataka.

According to reports, the 26-year-old nurse and the 32-year-old cloth merchant were in love since 2012, but their families were against the relationship as they belonged from different religions. L Jayakumar, however, promised Lidia Fisiba that he will never marry any other woman.

Lidia started forcing Jayakumar to convert into her religion which he refused to do, following which the couple had a quarrel and eventually broke up in October 2016. "Jayakumar told her that he will marry Lidia but won't change his religion. But Lidia was of the opinion that her family would accept the marriage only if Jayakumar converted," said police, according to Times of India.

Recently, when Lidia came to know, through some neighbours, that Jayakumar's family was looking for a girl for him, she got extremely upset. According to the police, she even tried to meet the victim, but could not, following which she decided to ruin his face.

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On Monday, when the victim arrived at a temple, Lidia rushed towards him and sprayed clothes cleaning acid, which she procured from the private hospital where she works, on his face and then attacked him with a surgical blade.

After committing the crime Lidia instantly fled the scene while Jayakumar was left screaming in pain. The victim was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital where he received treatment for the burn injuries and deep cuts on his neck and face. He is now out of danger, police said, according to the news website.

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Meanwhile, Lidia was arrested from a relative's house and has been booked under IPC sections 341 (wrongful restraint) and 307b (attempt to murder).