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Woman injured in acid attack in Odisha

Press Trust of India  |  Balasore (Odisha) 

A 28-year-old woman suffered severe burn injuries after she was attacked with acid in Odisha's district today, police said.

The incident occurred near a railway level-crossing in Sobhrampur area under the jurisdiction of Sahadevkhunta police station here when the woman was travelling on a scooter, the police said.

The victim's uncle lodged a complaint with the police. According to the complaint, some motorcycle-borne miscreants intercepted the victim and threw acid on her, a said.

The miscreants had their faces covered with masks, the said, adding, they fled after committing the crime.

A special team has been formed to nab the culprits and the police officers are hopeful that the attackers would soon be apprehended, the of Police (SP) of Balasore, B Jugal Kishor, said.

The victim has been admitted to a hospital with serious burn injuries, a said, adding, an investigation has been initiated.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 17:30 IST
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