Acid attacks continue, notwithstanding the Supreme Court's comments on the states' inability to frame a policy to tackle the menace.
In another such case, Mandeep Kaur and her father Shamsher Singh, residents of Daya Kalan village in Moga, were stopped on the Moga-Ludhiana national highway near Mehna village by the former's estranged husband, on Thursday morning, and a bottle was acid was thrown on them.
The accused Harinder Singh, a resident of Rasheen village near Raikot in Ludhiana, and his three accomplices, have not been arrested yet. The victims were on their way to a court hearing on Mandeep's divorce petition against Harinder.
"Mandeep and Shamsher were taken to Mathura Dass civil hospital Moga. After first-aid, they were referred to Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital (GGSMCH), Faridkot. Kaur has had 60 per cent burn injuries, while her father received 25 per cent burn injuries," said a relative.
Mandeep and Harinder had married after an affair in 2008, in spite of opposition from parents. However, soon there were differences as Harinder had claimed to be an ASI, while he was actually unemployed.
SP (detective) Dilbag Singh Pannu said "We have registered a case under Sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 326 (A) (causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons) of the IPC against Harinder Singh and three unidentified people at Ajitwal police station. However, investigations are still on."