Gurdaspur: A student was injured when two unidentified assailants allegedly threw acid on her, police said on Thursday.
The incident occurred, when she was going back home after appearing for her examination, they said, adding that the two youths who had covered their faces threw acid on her.
"The girl has sustained 60 per cent burn injuries on her face when these assailants threw acid on her, a few meters away from her home," police said.
The victim has been admitted at a private medical centre in Amritsar.
The cause of the crime is yet to be ascertained. However, teams have been constituted to nab the accused, they said.
Meanwhile, Punjab Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema has ordered Gurdaspur Deputy Commissioner Abhinav Trikha and SSP Gurpreet Singh Toor to arrest the accused as early as possible and take stringent action against them.
Cheema, in a statement, condemned the act and called it extremely shameful.
He has ordered the Punjab School Education Board to conduct special exams of the victim after her recovery and declare her results with the rest of the students.
Cheema also spoke to the victim's brother and assured him help from the state government and Education Department.