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26 hurt in acid attack in Tripura, one held

IANS  Agartala, May 29, 2011
First Published: 16:35 IST(29/5/2011) | Last Updated: 16:36 IST(29/5/2011)

At least 26 people were seriously injured, four of them critically, in an acid attack in Tripura, police said in Agartala on Sunday. One person was arrested.

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Police arrested jeweller Ratan Sarkar who threw acid on a vegetable vendor and others on Saturday night in North Tripura district's Kailashahar town, 175 km from Agartala.

The jeweller had a quarrel with the vendor over the use of space in front of his shop. Following the argument, he threw nitric acid on the vendor and on the on-lookers who had gathered near the shop, a police spokesman said.

The injured were shifted to a hospital, where the condition of four was stated to be critical.


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