The Madhya Pradesh Police on Sunday said that the acid was thrown on a college teacher in Bhopal by her brother-in-law.
"There was an incident of acid attack on a 24-year-old girl named Shailja Namedeo, who is a college teacher. The victim's brother in law, who is a resident of Dongargarh, was putting pressure on the girl for marriage," DIG Raman Singh Sikarwar told the media here.
"After the girl denied his proposal several times, he took his friend Subham Tiwari from Dongargarh on a motorcycle. They reached MP Nagar in Bhopal on the 17th and stayed at Hotel Amar...They bought acid on their way which was kept in a bottle...They stopped her on the pretext of asking for an address and threw acid on her," he added.
According to reports, Namdeo, a polytechnic teacher in a Bhopal college, has been admitted to Narmada hospital in critical condition. She has suffered severe burns on her shoulder and hand.
The police is further investigating the matter.