Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): In an appalling incident, two motorcycle-borne assailants threw acid on a 24-year-old polytechnic teacher in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal city this morning. The victim has been admitted to Bhopal's Narmada Hospital with severe burn injuries on her left side.
The police said the assailants asked her some address and when she failed to answer, they attacked her and fled from the scene.
"The incident took place at around 9:15. a.m. The 24-year-old woman was going to work when two bikers stopped and asked for an address. When she said she doesn't know, they threw acid on her. She has received burn injuries on left side on her hands and on her waist. We are investigating the matter. She is out of danger now," said Additional SP Rajesh Singh Chandel.
The police have launched a manhunt for the attackers.
"I was coming out of Gayatri Mandir when this girl came running. We draped her with a sheet and then took her to Narmada hospital. I do not know the girl, I did it for the sake of humanity," said an eyewitness.
Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Alok Sanjar said that he will speak to the collector and the administration in this regard.
Another BJP MLA Vishwas Sarang said it is an unfortunate incident, adding efforts will be initiated so that such kind of incidents never takes place again.