In a horrific incident, a 40-year-old man barged into the house of a married woman in Uttar Pradesh and allegedly stabbed her several times before trying to pour acid into her mouth after a minor squabble, police said.

The accused had allegedly tried to rape the woman in her house at Sakri Kasimpur village two years ago.

The 32-year-old woman was taken to a hospital in Badaun following the incident on Monday in a critical condition and has been referred to another hospital in Bareilly for advanced treatment.

The woman was at home with her three minor children when the accused attacked her.

“We are ensuring that the woman gets the best possible treatment. The accused is the neighbour of the woman whose husband works in Delhi,” Badaun SSP Sankalp Sharma said.

“We have learnt that there was a scuffle between the victim and the accused. We have also recovered the acid bottle. The accused has been booked under section 307 (attempt to murder) and arrested,” he said.

The SSP said that during the initial investigation, it was found that the accused, Satyendra Jatav, had attempted to rape another woman nearly two years ago. He was caught and thrashed by villagers then.

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