Woman pours acid into neighbour's mouth

A woman poured acid into the mouth of her neighbour after his dog ate the eggs she had put up for sale in Uttarakoppa village of Bhatkal taluk in Uttara Kannada district on Wednesday.

Bhatkal Deputy Superintendent of Police Sudhir Kumar Reddy told Deccan Herald that there was an ongoing land dispute between Benny Joseph, a daily wage worker, and Jessy Canical. The enmity took an ugly turn when Joseph’s dog entered Canical’s shop and ate the eggs, a few months ago.

Canical had poisoned the dog to death and put the carcass in the compound of Joseph’s house.

This led to frequent quarrels between Canical and Joseph’s wife. Canical even warned Joseph’s wife not to walk into her compound as both the houses shared the same pathway.

On Monday at around 8 pm, Canical decided to teach Joseph a lesson. With the help of Jevin, a resident of Uttarakoppa village, she caught hold of him and poured acid into his mouth, critically injuring him in his face, neck, chest and stomach. 

On hearing Joseph’s cries, his wife and others rushed to his help and shifted him to a hospital in Murudeshwar. As he was severely injured, he was taken to Kundapur and finally to Manipal Hospital. A case has been registered at the Murudeshwar police station and police are on the lookout for Canical and Jevin.

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