Chandigarh: A Northeast girl from Shillong, who was in a live-in relationship with a Chandigarh man named Naresh from the last several months, suffered burns on her face after her partner threw sanitiser and set fire.

After hearing her screams, the neighbours rushed towards her, rescued and admitted her to hospital for treatment.

The reason for this was that the woman declined to pay him Rs 2,000 for his alleged drinking habit.

The woman ended up suffering nearly 20% burns and once discharged, she filed a police complaint.

Based on her complaint, under IPC sections 342 (wrongful confinement), 324 (Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), police arrested Naresh and sent him to judicial custody on Saturday (July 11).