Acid attack on woman in AP



Rajahmundry: A 25-year-old woman suffered severe injuries when her lover allegedly threw acid on her in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, police said Tuesday.

The incident took place yesterday in the premises of a court in Indrapalem village when Suryavathi, who works as a sweeper there, asked her paramour K Balaji to marry her, they said.

Balaji, who was irked by Suryavathi's constant demands to tie the knot allegedly threw cleaning acid on her, inflicting critical burns on her stomach and chest area, police said.

The accused is employed in the same court as a clerk and fell in love with her, following which the woman asked him to wed her, they said.

Suryavathi was admitted to the government hospital in rural Kakinada, police said.

Balaji is absconding since the incident and police has launched a search to nab him.

A case has been registered and further investigations are on, police added.

PTI