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Four sisters suffer burn injuries in acid attack

PTI  Raigarh, March 10, 2013
First Published: 19:51 IST(10/3/2013) | Last Updated: 19:54 IST(10/3/2013)

Four minor dalit sisters suffered serious burn injuries when an unidentified youth threw acid on them in Raigarh district of Chhatisgarh.

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Four sisters, aged between 4 and 16 years, suffered burn injuries when an unidentified youth threw acid on them last night at Kotmara village, 25 km from Raigarh district headquarters, in Pusour area, Praphull Thakur, Additional Superintendent of Police said on Sunday.

"They were admitted to Raigarh Metro Hospital. Three of them were stated to be out of danger," he said. The condition of the fourth girl was still critical.

A youth has been detained in connection with the incident, police said.

The incident took place when the girls were returning after attending a religious discourse at night. The assailant had covered his face with a scarf.

Before the other people in the vicinity could react, he managed to escape.

Thakur said old enmity could be the reason behind the attack, and a youth had been taken into custody on suspicion and was being interrogated.

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