Woman suffers 40% burns after bikers throw acid on her in Ghaziabad

The woman is a dietician and was returning home around 4.30pm on her scooter after dropping her children to a tuition class.

noida Updated: Aug 21, 2018 09:54 IST
HT Correspondent
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After the woman fell, locals rushed her to a nearby hospital while others informed police and her family members.(HT/Picture for representation)

A 32-year-old woman suffered severe injuries after acid was thrown on her by two unidentified men on a motorcycle in Sector 23, Sanjay Nagar, in Ghaziabad, on Monday evening.

Police said the woman suffered nearly 40% burns on different parts of her body and may be referred to a hospital in Delhi for better treatment. According to police, the woman is a dietician and was returning home around 4.30pm on her scooter after dropping her children to a tuition class.

Ajay Sharma, the area councillor, said, “We have gone through the footage from a CCTV camera installed at the house in the area. The footage shows two men on a black motorcycle. The front and rear number plates had been covered with paper in order to detect identification.”

The locals said the two bikers arrived and splashed a ”huge quantity” of acid on the woman fell off her scooter.

“She was going at a slow pace when the men attacked her. She was completely drenched in the liquid that they threw at her. As soon she fell and started screaming, the bikers sped away through the by-lanes. The rider was wearing black clothes and a helmet while the pillion rider had covered his face with a handkerchief. We will give the CCTV footage to the police,” Sharma said.

After the woman fell, locals rushed her to a nearby hospital while others informed police and her family members.

“From the first hospital, she was rushed to a second one in Sahibabad and, later, to another hospital in Vaishali. We are in touch with her family and they will probably shift her to Delhi for better treatment. We are in touch with her husband and other family members and are trying to ascertain if she had some enmity with anyone,” Atish Kumar Singh, circle officer (city 2), said.

“She has suffered burns on the face, hands and other parts of her body. It seems that she suffered nearly 40% burns. We have formed teams to nab the culprits and CCTV footage will be scanned to trace the bikers,” Singh said.

Vaibhav Krishna, senior superintendent of police, said, “We have some leads in the case and the perpetrators could be locals. We have roped in forensics experts to find out the type of liquid used in the crime.”

First Published: Aug 21, 2018 03:51 IST