Woman suffers burn injuries in acid attack in Punjab

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 21:08

Jalandhar (Punjab): An unidentified
motorcyclist threw acid on a middle-aged woman, seriously
injuring her, at Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar locality here
on Tuesday, police said.

The attack happened when 35-year-old Shashi Bala of
Makhdoom Pura locality was proceeding towards her workplace in
Avtar Nagar, they said.
The victim, who is a divorcee, is out of danger. She
suffered burn injuries on her face, right arm and her feet,
police said.

"While I was walking towards my workplace, a motorcyclist
wearing helmet on his face threw acid on my face. For a few
minutes, I couldn`t realise what was happening but soon felt
severe pain on my face," the victim said in her complaint.
According to police, the woman is a divorcee and had been
living separately. They suspect previous marital disputes as
the reason behind the attack.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 21:08
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