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Husband pours acid on wife

delhi Updated: Feb 29, 2008 16:27 IST

In the second attack of its kind in as many days, a man on Friday poured acid over his estranged wife in northwest Delhi.

Jyoti, a 26-year-old housewife, was attacked when she was alone at her home in Saraswati Vihar, a police official said.

"The divorce proceedings between the couple were on. The accused is absconding after pouring acid on his wife and police teams are on a lookout for him," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) Manish Aggarwal told IANS.

Jyoti was admitted to a nearby hospital with nearly 30 percent burns and her condition is stated to be critical. The doctors are planning to shift her to Safdarjung Hospital, which has a special burns ward.

On Thursday, two assailants had poured acid on a 53-year-old school superintendent.