Unidentified assailants throw acid on 19-year-old law student in Srinagar

Police said the 21-year-old woman was attacked by unidentified assailants in Nowshehra locality on Thursday.

By: Indo-Asian News Service Written by Adil Akhzer | Srinagar | Updated: December 11, 2014 6:33 pm

A 19-year-old girl suffered severe burn injuries on her face, when two unknown men threw acid on her at Nowhsehra on early Thursday morning.

The girl was immediately rushed to Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) for treatment and is said to be stable. Police have launched a massive manhunt to arrest the attackers.

Police officials said that two unknown attackers threw acid on a girl near Law College Tawheedabad, in Nowshehra area in the city outskirts. The girl was on way to her college. “Police have launched a massive manhunt to nab the attackers who threw acid on a girl in Nowshera,” said police spokesperson SP Manoj Kumar Pandita. “Police have registered a case and taken up the investigation.”

He said that attackers who were traveling in a Maruti car fled from the spot. “The Maruti car sported a sticker ‘Mansa’ on its rear glass.”

SP Hazratbal Rayees Mohiddin told The Indian Express that the police have not talked to the victim as she is undergoing treatment in the hospital. “We couldn’t formally talk to her as she is being treated in the hospital,” he said adding that police are dealing the case according to the newly amended law for acid victims.

Hospital officials said that the girl has second degree burns on her face. “The girl was admitted today early morning and she has suffered grade 2 (deep burns) injuries on her right side of face,” said Medical Superintendent SKIMS, Dr Farooq Jan He said the girl is stable and there is no threat to her life.

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