Srinagar: Law student attacked with acid

  • Toufiq Rashid, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Dec 11, 2014 16:32 IST

A woman suffered severe burn injuries after acid was thrown in her face on Thursday afternoon.

The victim, a 21-year-old law student, was attacked by two unknown men outside a law school at Nowshera, in the outskirts of Srinagar.

Police have begun hunt for the assailants. “As of now we don’t know what actually happened as the girl is undergoing operation. The details will be known only when the girl is in a position to talk,” a police spokesperson said.

But eyewitnesses said two persons came in a car, intercepted the law student on the road outside the college and threw acid on her. They sped away as people gathered.

The girl was hospitalised in an unconscious state with severe burns on her face and hands.

As news of attack spread, students took to the streets to protest.

Last year, a young teacher was attacked by a youth, and a Srinagar court sent him to jail for 10 years for the crime.

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