Though the incident took place at an isolated spot under Bheemunipatnam police station area yesterday night, it came to light today morning after she lodged a police complaint.
P Ganesh, a first year BTech student and a girl, a native of Narasanapeta area in Srikakulam district had eloped from their homes to get married against their parent’s wishes and reached Bheemunipatnam area in the city on Saturday evening, police said.
The girl told the police that her boyfriend Ganesh had attempted to rape her at a lonely spot in Bheemunipatnam last night, after she refused his sexual advances.
When she tried to escape, Ganesh allegedly threw a chemical suspected to be acid on her. The injured girl was rescued by toddy tappers in the area and sheltered at a house last night, after which sheinformed the matter to her parents and lodged a police complaint against Ganesh today.
A team has been formed to trace the accused, while the girl was shifted to the King George Hospital for medical tests and treatment. The police said that Ganesh wanted to rape the girl and came prepared with a bottle of a chemical, suspected to be acid.