Another acid attack in Delhi, one injured

November 4th, 2008 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) A 20-year-old woman was injured Tuesday in an acid attack in Delhi. This is the third such incident in the area in the past one month and the police claim that it is the handiwork of a “maniac on the prowl”.Amreem Siddiqi, a schoolteacher, suffered minor burn injuries as an unidentified man threw acid on her while she was leaving for school around 8:00 a.m. in Brahmnagri area in Osmanpur.

“The girl could not identify the man as he ran from the place immediately. She was taken to the hospital immediately,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (northeast) S.S. Yadav said.

“The man threw some corrosive chemical on the girl and seems to be a maniac on the prowl,” Yadav said.

In the past one month, three similar attacks have been reported in the area and the chemical used was also similar.

“It looks to be the handiwork of the same person and we have deployed cops in civil clothes to catch him,” Yadav added.

A 20-year-old woman was injured Sunday after a man threw acid from behind in nearby Gautampuri area in Osmanpur.

On Diwali evening, another girl suffered burn injuries when a man threw acid on her while she was lighting a candle outside a temple in the same locality.

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