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Acid attack on two teachers in Jodhpur

Press Trust of India  |  Jodhpur 

Two teachers were attacked with acid by an unidentified motorcycle-borne person on Thursday when they were returning home from school on a two-wheeler, police said.

The victims were identified as and Archana

suffered burns on her back and was rushed to government hospiTal here, while was discharged after primary treatment, they said.

Hemlata and Archana are posted at the government secondary school and government primary school respectively in village Gopalgarh in Chamu under Balesar subdivision of Jodhpur and belong to district.

On Thursday afternoon, both were returning home on a two-wheeler after the school was over. Hemlata was driving the two wheeler while Archana was riding pillion, (Balesar) Simratharam said.

He said that a few metres away from the school, an unidentified motorcycle- borne person came from behind and threw acid on them. The acid burned Archana's back while some drops fell on Hemlata's hands.

According to the official, both were rushed to the local from where Archana was referred to Jodhpur.

She is undergoing treatment at the hospital and is out of any danger. We are waiting for her condition to imrpove for recording her statement, the said.

Police were interrogating some suspects in the village and scanning the CCTV footage from nearby buildings.

Both the teachers had been transferred to the village schools a few months back and are unmarried. They live together in a rented house in Chamu.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 21:30 IST