A teen boy upset with a female classmate for unfriending him on Facebook reportedly threw a pot of boiling water in the girl's face after holding both her and her mother hostage inside their own home.
In a statement to police, the unnamed victim, 15, said the suspect came to her house in Muzaffarpur, India, allegedly in search of his lost ID card.
The girl told authorities that her father, a teacher, had been tutoring the suspect , and he was a regular visitor at their house.
"I accepted his (Facebook) friend request a year ago because I found him decent then," she said in her statement. "But of late he had become abusive and so I 'unfriended' him last week."
The suspect arrived at the family's home last Wednesday, and proceeded to lock the girl and her mother in a room.
He then boiled a pot of water in the kitchen, and poured its contents on the girl's face, causing her to sustain severe burns on her right cheek and neck.
The suspect, since identified by police as Yudishsthir Yadav, quickly fled the residence. His whereabouts remain unknown.
With Facebook steadily becoming the exclusive means of communication among teens in India, tragic news stories involving young Indian Facebook users are similarly on the rise.
In October of last year, the Indo-Asian News Service reported that a 17-year-old female from Parbhani committed suicide after her parents banned her from the social network.
"Is Facebook so bad?" the teen wrote in her suicide note. "I cannot stay in a home with such restrictions as I can't live without Facebook."
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