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Acid attack on Punjab Congress leader's wife

PTI  Jalandhar, October 05, 2013
First Published: 02:09 IST(5/10/2013) | Last Updated: 02:10 IST(5/10/2013)

A Punjab Congress leader's wife was seriously injured when two unidentified persons allegedly threw acid on her in Variyam Nagar in Jalandhar on Friday, police said.

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50-year-old Jitender Kaur, wife of Punjab Pradesh Congress leader Rashpal Singh, reportedly lost vision in one of her eyes besides suffering serious burn injuries on face and other body parts, after two motorcycle-borne miscreants allegedly threw acid on her and fled, they said.


The incident occurred when Kaur was returning from a gurudwara in Variyam Nagar area of the city. She was sent to a local hospital for treatment.

A case has been registered under various sections of the IPC and investigation is on to nab the culprits, police said.

Punjab Pradesh Congress Spokesperson Sukhpal Singh Kera condemned the attack and demanded a probe into the incident.

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