A 27-year-old Canadian man is accused of dousing his ex-girlfriend with acid causing severe burns to her upper body and face.

Tanya St Arnaud, from Longueuil, Quebec, is currently in a coma at an area hospital.

Police said Nikolas Stefanatos, of Brossard, went to St Arnaud apartment on Ste-Catherine Street around 5:00 a.m. Sunday and attacked her with a household product containing acid.

Twenty-nine year old St-Arnaud suffered burns to her face, arms and upper body.  Doctors said although she is in a medically induced coma she will survive her injuries.

Stefanatos was arrested a few hours later and charged with aggravated assault.

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