New Delhi: Two acid attacks on women, one in Bhopal and the other in Vadodara, within a span of 24 hours have shocked the nation.
Both the victims were admitted to hospitals with grave burn injuries.
In an appalling attack on a girl in Bhopal on Saturday, two motorcycle-borne assailants threw acid on her and then fled from the scene.
The victim has been admitted to Bhopal's Narmada Hospital.
The police have arrested one of the assailants from Chhattisgarh who is said to be a relative of the girl.
Meanwhile, police are looking out for the second attacker.
The girl was attacked when she was on her way to home.
According to witnesses, her attackers were wearing face masks.
In a similar attack on the previous day, two motorcycle-borne assailants targeted a woman hundreds of miles away in Gujarat's Vadodara city.
Reports said that her attackers had “rained” acid on her.
The incident took place on Friday night.
The victim was admitted to hospital in serious condition.
According to police, the incident occurred around 10 pm when she was walking towards her home after completing her duty in a different area of the city.
No arrest has been made in the case so far. But police have booked two unidentified persons under various sections of the IPC.
The motive behind the attacks is yet to be ascertained.
In 2013, the government had introduced an amendment to the IPC, making acid attacks a specific offence with a punishment of imprisonment not less than 10 years and can be extended up to life imprisonment and fine.
Despite these efforts, such horrific attacks still continue in different parts of the country.