Woman suffers burn injuries in acid attack in Punjab



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