Student throws acid on ex-teacher for reneging on marriage promise

A young woman post graduate student at Andhra University in Visakhapatnam, threw acid on her former lecturer Venkataramana outside a government polytechnic college in Guntur district, apparently to take revenge on him for reneging on his promise to marry her. Venkataramana suffered burn injuries on his face and in the process of trying to fend her off by holding her hand, some drops of acid also fell on her cheek. Both were admitted to a hospital. Police said the girl who was clad in a burqua to hide her identity was identified as Soujanya. Soujanya was a student of her acid target when he was a teacher in a degree college where they developed an intimate relationship and agreed to marry. But the woman left to do her post graduation and her lover went to another institution, where he married another woman last year and avoided his ex paramour.