In Monday's acid attack, though the Patiala Police have registered a case of attempt to murder against four people, the police doubt the theory of acid attack as alleged by the injured woman, Manju Dhir.
There is a disparity in the complainant's statement and the ground reality, said police. Besides, the strength of the acid was very low, which also raised doubts, they said.
The police have booked Vikas Dhir, her brother-in from her earlier marriage; Kaka, Sambar and an unidentified car driver, on charges of attempt to murder, bid to kidnap and conspiracy, on Manju's statement. All accused are at large and the police are conducting raids to nab them.
Dhir alleged that she was abducted and later acid was thrown at her to kill her.
According to police, the woman had divorced her husband about 10 months ago. She was fighting a property case with her in-laws, who demanded the custody of her 10-year-old son.
The woman had already got a case registered against Sambar and two others in a dispute at Nabha.
"We have registered a case and launched investigation. It's too early to reach a conclusion as there is a disparity in the statement and reality. Police will take action only after thoroughly investigating the case," said inspector Rajesh Chibber, the investigating officer.