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Bike borne assailants throw acid on woman traffic cop in Vadodara

According to the police incident occurred at around 10 pm on Friday when Rathwa was walking towards her home in Brahmapuri area of Dandiya Bazar after completing her duty from Akota area.

Vadodara city, Gujarat. (Source: Google Maps)
Vadodara city, Gujarat. (Source: Google Maps)

The Raopura police booked two unidentified bikers for an alleged acid attack on Vadodara traffic police constable Kanku Rathwa (22), late on Friday night, while she was returning home after her duty.

According to the police incident occurred at around 10 pm on Friday when Rathwa was walking towards her home in Brahmapuri area of Dandiya Bazar after completing her duty from Akota area. When she reached Hathipol area in Dandiya Bazar, two bike riders approached her and threw acid on her face, before escaping.

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As Rathwa screamed for help, locals rushed to help her, pouring milk on her face and body. Later, Rathwa was admitted to SSG Hospital for treatment. Police Inspector VJ Farnadis said, “We have booked the two unidentified person under IPC 326 (punishment for acid throwing) 114 (Abettor present when offence is committed). Investigation is underway. Rathwa’s health is stable, there are no major burn injuries on face and body, though she has suffered some injuries on her eye. We will need some inputs from her when she is ready to talk.”

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