Six persons suffer burn injuries after acid attack

Gopalganj: Six persons suffered burn injuries Thursday after a man threw acid on them for demanding extortion near a cinema hall in Gopalganj district, police said.

A man, identified as Vijay Sohar, hurled acid on them apparently to teach them lesson for demanding extortion from him.

All six alleged extortionists suffered burn injuries and were admitted to a hospital where the attending doctors referred two of them - Anu Mishra and Akhilesh Dube - to Patna in view of their critical condition, they said.

The attacker has been arrested, police added.