Dance Reality Show Participant Attacked With Acid, Hours Before US Trip

The acid left no mark on her face but she has suffered a loss of vision. The liquid damaged her corneas, doctors say

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Dance Reality Show Participant Attacked With Acid, Hours Before US Trip

Indore acid attack: In CCTV footage, the man is seen throwing acid at the woman in Indore


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Highlights

  1. The acid left no mark on her face but she has blurred vision
  2. The liquid may have damaged her corneas, doctors say
  3. The attacker has been arrested, police said

A 21-year-old dancer and reality show participant has suffered damage to her eyes after an acid attack in broad daylight in Madhya Pradesh's Indore. The attack took place on Tuesday, hours before the woman, Rupali Nirapure, was to fly to the US for a concert.

The acid left no mark on her face but she has blurred vision. The liquid may have damaged her corneas, doctors say.

The attacker, Mahendra aka Sonu, has been arrested. He was in Rupali Nirapure's dance class and wanted to marry her, but she refused, said the police. He confessed to buying the acid for Rs 20.

"She is a dancer, the accused called her and she came out at that time. He threw some liquid on her face... there is no acid mark but doctors are saying her vision is blurred as of now," said police officer Prashant Chaubey. "We will also seek the help of the forensic lab to find out what the chemical was," he told reporters.

In CCTV footage, Ms Nirapure is seen waiting on a road when Sonu, his face apparently covered, comes up and splashes the acid on her face before running away.

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Indore acid attack: The attacker, identified as Mahendra aka Sonu, has been arrested

Ms Nirapure was taken to hospital thrashing in pain.

She is a participant of popular dance shows on TV.



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