Youth held for throwing acid on family

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Gorakhpur, July 24 (UNI) Altogether seven members of a family sustained burns after a youth threw acid on them in the Tiwaripur area of the district today.

The youth, identified as Asgar Ali, barged into Maksoodan Gupta's house in Ghasi Katra and splashed the acid on their faces, police said.

The reason behind his act, however, remained unknown, the cops added.

Maksoodan, his wife, a son and four daughters were wounded in the incident. Of them, the four sisters were reported critical.

Meanwhile, police has arrested the accused and started investigation.

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