A day after a man allegedly threw acid on his wife and her sister at Yamunagar, police have failed to arrest him.
Jagadhri station house officer (SHO) Narinder Singh Rana told Hindustan Times over the telephone on Tuesday that teams were searching for the accused Ashok Kumar, a rickshaw puller.
Kumar had thrown acid on his wife Pooja, 35, and Rekha, 38, when they were on their way to a temple at Pathrawala Bazar in Jagadhri on Monday morning.
Pooja and Ashok had strained relations due to certain reasons.
Police said Ashok was believed to have thrown the acid on Pooja, and Rekha suffered burns while trying to save her sister.
The victims are undergoing treatment at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh.
The SHO said police had recorded Rekha’s statement on Monday evening, and she had suffered 10% loss of vision due to burns.
“Pooja is still in the intensive care unit (ICU), and we are yet to get her medical update,” he said.
Rana denied media reports that the victims were married to two brothers.