A 35-year-old sex worker died after an acid attack by another sex worker over professional rivalry, said police.
Police arrested 52-year-old Radha, a native of Kattakkada near Thiruvananthapuram. Shalini, a native of Pathanamthitta, died in hospital on Friday. Radha wanted to disfigure Shalini and attacked her when she was with a customer in Kottayam city on Friday, said police.
“Radha approached Shalini with the container filled with acid. Radha was wearing a dhoti and shirt over her sari. Seeing her, the man got up. The acid container hit his shoulder and fell on Shalini’s face. The acid went inside her mouth. Post-mortem revealed that half-a-litre acid had gone into her stomach, leading to her death,’’ said Deputy Police Superintendent V Ajith.
Police tracked down the customer who sustained minor injuries. The customer, Bilal, told police the assaulter had long hair. Police grilled other sex workers. Evidence and examination of mobile phone calls helped police zero-in on Radha, who confessed to the crime.
“Radha had no intention to kill Shalini, only disfigure her,’’ said Ajith. The body of the mother of two kids was not claimed by her family. Radha is in judicial custody.
- Home Minister Rajnath Singh Assures Safety Of All Tourists Stranded On Havelock Island
- Government To Waive Service Tax On Debit, Credit Card Transactions Of Up To Rs 2,000
- President Pranab Mukherjee Criticises Parliament Disruptions Over Demonetisation
- Pakistan International Airlines Flight Carrying Over 40 Passenger On Board Crashes
- Shah Rukh Khan On Raees Clash With Kaabil: It’s Impossible To Have A Solo Release In India
- US-President Elect Donald Trump Named TIME’s Person Of The Year 2016
- O. Panneerselvam: 10 Things You Need To Know
- PM Narendra Modi Slams Opposition For Not Letting Parliament Function
- Nawazuddin Siddiqui On Working In Raees: Was Nervous To Shoot With Shah Rukh Khan
- Bathinda Dancer Murder: Video Showing Accused Opening Fire At Marriage
- 5 Lesser Known Facts About Sasikala Natarajan
- Congress Leader Shashi Tharoor’s Delhi Home Burgled: Here’s What Happened
- Reserve Bank Of India Keeps Repo Rate Unchanged Post Demonetisation
- Bigg Boss 10 Dec 06 Review: Swami Om Pees In Kitchen
- Lenovo k6 Power Video Review