A 32-year-old man was arrested for throwing acid on a 21-year-old woman in Adambakkam on Thursday afternoon.

According to the police, Vijay Bhaskar works as a vendor in an IT company in Sholinganallur. He met Kavya (21) a few years back. They fell in love a year ago. Since the past three days, whenever Vijay Bhaskar contacted Kavya, she said she was not interested in marrying him. “But he was impatient and went straight to the browsing centre where Kavya works. As they were talking, Kavya saw him pulling out a bottle from his pocket. She blocked his hand but some acid fell on her face, hands, hips and legs. Vijaya Bhaskar too sustained injuries,” police said.