Sitamarhi (Bihar): Eight persons, including two women, were seriously injured when a group of villagers threw acid on them at Narhaghav in this district following a quarrel over a petty issue, police said on Saturday.
The incident occurred when eight persons, who were cutting grass near Sitamarhi Milk Producers' Cooperative building, were locked in a quarrel on the possession of grass with a group of villagers last night, Sitamarhi Sadar Deputy Superintendent of Police M N Upadhyaya said.
The injured persons were rushed by the locals to the Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Riga, but the doctors there referred them to the Sitamarhi Sadar Hospital as their injuries were serious.
Three persons of the same village have been named accused in an FIR registered by the victims. Raids were on to arrest them, the DSP said.