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Teen throws boiling water in girl’s face after being unfriended on Facebook

By Daniel S Levine,

One teen boy in India took a girl’s decision to unfriend him on Facebook too seriously. He allegedly threw boiling water on her face, burning her.

The Independent reports that the incident took place in Bihar province in northern India. The boy, whose name is Yudhisthir Yadav, reports Times of India, went to the girl’s Gannipur home Wednesday. There, he claimed to have been looking for his ID card, but instead, he pushed her mother and threw water in the girl’s face.

Although the 15-year-old girl’s identity has not been released, the Huffington Post notes that the Hindustan Times obtained a statement the victim made to police.

“My father is a teacher and he (the accused) used to come for tuitions to our home. I accepted his (Facebook) friend request a year ago because I found him decent then,” the girl said. “But of late he had become abusive and so I ‘unfriended’ him last week.”

Police are currently investigating the incident.

This isn’t the first tragic story centering on Facebook use to come out of India, which has seen a rapid growth in use of the social networking site as more people get access to the Internet. For example, Gawker reported back in October that a girl committed suicide when her parents told her she couldn't use Facebook.

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