Attacked with pepper spray, 10 women land in hospital
Five women were admitted to the Bhiwani general hospital, after some unidentified persons allegedly attacked them with pepper spray on Wednesday at Bhiwani Villege.punjab Updated: Feb 19, 2014 21:51 IST
Five women were admitted to the Bhiwani general hospital, after some unidentified persons allegedly attacked them with pepper spray on Wednesday at Bhiwani Villege.
The women -five students and two teachers-were sitting at the library discussing a college cultural function when their attackers barged into the premises and sprinkled the spray in the corridors of library. This lead to chaos and the victims rushed out of library. Meanwhile, miscreants disappeared from the spot.
The victims were identified as self-financing department head Promila Suhag, assistant professor Aarti and students Monika, Khusboo and Komal.
"After the attack, victims complained of uneasiness, allergy and suffocation," said College principal Budhdev. The victims are reportedly stable.
Police said that preliminary investigation indicates that it may have been a prank aimed at female students and staff members. They have sealed the college premises. The culprits had not been identified until Wednesday evening.
First Published: Feb 19, 2014 19:33 IST