Miscreants throw acid on girl in Balasore

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Balasore: A girl suffered burn injuries to her face and body when miscreants threw acid on her in Balasore district today, police said.

The acid attack took place near Sobharampur area under Sahadevkhunta police limits in the district when the girl was on her way to market on a scooter along with a friend. Two bike-borne miscreants intercepted her vehicle. When the girl stopped, the duo threw acid on her and fled from the spot.

Some passerby rushed to her and admitted the victim to the district headquarters hospital. She was later shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack as her condition deteriorated.

According to doctors, the girl has been kept under observation as she sustained serious burns on face and hand.

However, the exact reason behind the attack is yet to be ascertained.

Two bike-borne miscreants intercepted the girl and threw acid on her. She is undergoing treatment at SCB Hospital in Cuttack. Three teams have been formed and raids are on to nab the miscreants. However, the reason behind the acid attack is yet to be ascertained, said Balasore Superintendent of Police (SP) Jugal Kishor Kumar Banoth.

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