Four sisters,all of them teachers,suffered burn injuries when two unidentified men on motorcycle threw acid on them in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. The women,Kamerjahan (26),Ayisha (25),Esha (23) and Sanam (20),were attacked while they were returning from the Hindu Inter College in Kandhal. They were on invigilation duty for the UP board exam.
While the first two sisters returned home by Wednesday evening after being treated at a district hospital,Sanam is under observation. Meanwhile,Esha has been rushed to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) in Delhi late on Tuesday night. Doctors said her left cornea is severely damaged and her right eye has surface injuries.
There are burns on her face,neck and chest. Both her eyes have been burnt. There are about seven per cent burns in all, said Dr Mahesh Mangal,chairperson of plastic surgery at SGRH.
Dr A K Grover,chief of opthalmology department,said a surgery was performed on her left eye. An amniotic membrane taken from a donated placenta,was transplanted over the damaged cornea in the left eye, he said.
Doctors said delay in washing her eyes at the general hospital in Muzaffarnagar could have worsened her injury. The girls father Salim Khan said,My daughters are all badly hurt. I am not in a position to talk about anything else,I am only worried about their condition now.
The police said four people have been taken into custody and a case of attempt to murder has been registered.