Madurai: A day after two college girls suffered injuries in an acid attack at nearby Tirumangalam, officials raided several shops in the town and seized 130 litres of acid.
The raids were conducted on the orders of District Collector L Subramaniam, who instructed officials to check whether acid dealers and retailers had sold it for genuine purposes.
While 125 litres of acid were seized from a house, five litres were seized from other shops, officials said.
The raid was led by the Tirumangalam tahsildhar and revenue officials.
Meanwhile, three persons were detained for questioning today in connection with the acid attack on the girls.
Yesterday, two girl students of Madurai Kamaraj University College at Tirumangalam suffered serious burns after a man threw acid on them.
The girls, both aged 19, were on their way to the bus stand after classes when the man threw acid on them and fled.
One of the girls suffered serious burns on her face and body while the other sustained burns on her body while trying to protect her friend.