Woman bank manager injured in acid attack in Kaushambi

Published on Aug 08, 2022 10:27 PM IST

SP Kaushambi said an FIR has been registered against unidentified assailants on the complaint of the bank manager and probe was on to ascertain the facts and reasons behind the attack.

Kaushamnbi police said the bank manager’s helmet saved her face from acid, but her legs and back sustained burn injuries. (pic for representation)
Kaushamnbi police said the bank manager’s helmet saved her face from acid, but her legs and back sustained burn injuries. (pic for representation)
By, Prayagraj

Two unidentified bike-borne miscreants threw acid on Diksha Sonkar, 33, a bank manager posted in a national bank in the Charwa area of Kaushambi district on Monday morning.

Sonkar, a resident of the Himmatganj area of Prayagraj, was on her way to the bank on her scooty when she was waylaid by the assailants near Chilla Shahbazi village. The victim’s helmet protected her face but she sustained injuries on her legs and back. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital first and after primary treatment was shifted to Swaroop Rani Nehru (SRN) hospital in Prayagraj.

An FIR has been lodged, and a hunt has been launched to identify and arrest the attackers, police officials said.

According to reports, the victim was posted as a bank manager in the Charwa area of Kaushambi. On Monday morning, she was on her way to the bank on her scooty. As she neared Chilla Shahbazi village at around 10 am two bike-borne miscreants intercepted her. One of them threw acid on the woman before she could understand their motives. The two miscreants then fled on their bike. Some locals and commuters tried to chase the miscreants but to no avail. The victim’s helmet saved her face from acid, but her legs and back sustained burn injuries. The bank staff also reached the spot and rushed the woman to the hospital with the help of the police. Senior police officials also reached the spot and questioned the locals in connection with the incident.

Police officials said that investigations were being carried out in connection with the attack. The victim’s mother told police that her marriage had been fixed recently. Police said, “We are scanning all possibilities, including any enmity with the family over the issue of marriage of their daughter.”

SP Kaushambi Hemraj Meena said, “An FIR has been registered against unidentified assailants on the complaint of the bank manager. We are looking at it from all angles to ascertain the facts and reasons behind the attack. Three different teams have been constituted to identify and nab the miscreants.”

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