Crime / क्राइम

Acid thrown at woman teacher in Bhopal, victim critical

In a daredevil incident, a college teacher was seriously injured when two bike-borne assailants allegedly threw acid on her, police said.

The incident took place around 9 a.m. in the posh Arera Colony area in front of her house while she was on her way to the college, said police.

The attackers have not been identified as yet. One of them had covered his face with a mask while the other was wearing a burqa, he said. It is not clear whether the burqa-clad person was a male or female.

The victim sustained severe burns on her hand and waist, police official said. She was admitted to a private hospital where her condition is stated to be stable.

A case has been registered against two unidentified persons under sections 326 (Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC and efforts are on to nab the duo.