Husband pours acid on wife

February 29th, 2008 - 7:51 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) In the second attack of its kind in as many days, a man Friday poured acid over his estranged wife in northwest Delhi. Jyoti, a 26-year-old housewife, was attacked when she was alone at her home in Saraswati Vihar, a police official said.

“The divorce proceedings between the couple were on. The accused is absconding after pouring acid on his wife and police teams are on a lookout for him,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) Manish Aggarwal told IANS.

Jyoti was admitted to a nearby hospital with nearly 30 percent burns and her condition is stated to be critical. The doctors are planning to shift her to Safdarjung Hospital, which has a special burns ward.

On Thursday, two assailants had poured acid on a 53-year-old school superintendent.

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