Crime and Accident

Teenage girl, mother sustain injuries in acid attack

Teenage girl, mother sustain injuries in acid attack

Aurangabad: A 14-year-old girl and her mother today received burn injuries when allegedly a man threw acid on them at Rafigunj area in Bihar’s Aurangabad district.

The man had barged into the girl’s house at Raja Nagar and threw acid at her apparently for rebuffing his advances and injured her grievously, Deputy Superintendent of Police P N Sahu said.

Her mother, who was present at the spot, too sustained burn injuries as the acid sprinkled on her too, he said.

The girl, a Class IX student, suffered severe injuries on her face and other parts of the body and was rushed to Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital, Sahu said.

Her mother was admitted in a primary health centre at Rafiganj, he said.

The girl had yesterday rebuffed advances by the man when she was returning home from her tuition classes, the DSP said.

The attacker is absconding and a probe has been initiated, he added.