The incident, which took place near the northeastern city of Patna, left the man permanently blinded.
“The incident is the outcome of the love affair – the woman had eloped with the victim. Police found her later and handed to her husband. We have arrested one person so far,” local deputy superintendent of police BK Singh told the media.
Guam Kumar Chaudhry was working as a tractor driver when he fell in love with his employer’s wife.
After eloping with the mother of two, the husband filed a case with the police to track his wife.
Chaudhry was called by his lover’s family members who tricked him into meeting her in a secluded area, but he was kidnapped by villagers who beat him and then injected him with the acid.
He was taken to hospital, but will be permanently blinded from the attack.