Ten women were injured, two of them seriously, when unidentified miscreants hurled acid on a ladies compartment of a suburban train near Kolkata on Wednesday night, officials said.
As the down Sealdah-Baruipur local train was proceeding towards the Dhakuria railway station around 7.35 pm after passing Ballygunge railway station, acid was hurled at the ladies compartment from the right side of the train, Government Railway Police (GRP) officials said.
Sources in the Eastern Railway, however, said seven women were injured.
Four of the injured, including the two seriously injured women were rushed to the National Medical College Hospital in Kolkata for treatment, the sources said.
The other injured were given medical aid at the Sonarpur and the Baruipur railway station, they said.
One of the injured Shahnawaz Begum of Mallickpur area of Baruipur said the compartment was filled with smoke after the acid was hurled and she felt burning sensation on her skin.