Canning: A girl suffered burn injuries when her college classmate threw acid at her for rejecting his proposal in South 24 Parganas district, police said on Monday.

The girl, a BA first year student was returning from tuition at Belegachii village when her classmate Enamul Sardar intercepted her and proposed to her on Sunday.

But the girl flatly rejected Sardar’s proposal. Sardar then threw acid at her and tried to flee but the local people caught hold of him and handed him to police, the police said.

The girl was first rushed to Canning Sub-Divisional Hospital with burn injuries. Late at night she was transferred to National Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata.

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