Punjab: Acid attack on BEd student, suffers severe burn injuries
A 23-year-old woman suffered severe burn injuries when two unidentified masked men allegedly threw acid on her in Thoba village, nearly twenty 25km from Amritsar, Punjab, police said on Saturday. The incident occurred on Friday when the woman, a BEd student, was returning from college on a bus. After she got down, two motorcycle-borne men chased her and threw acid on her, cops said.
Victim has been referred to Amritsar Government Hospital
The accused fled from the spot after the incident, the police said. Some passersby admitted the woman to a nearby hospital in the village from where she was referred to Amritsar Government Guru Nanak Hospital, they said. A case has been registered against the unidentified accused under Section 326 A of the Indian Penal Code for wilfully causing grievous injuries by acid.
Compensation for victims of acid attacks and rape
In May, Supreme Court had approved of a scheme to provide a financial support system for all victims of acid attacks and rape across the country, with compensations ranging between Rs. 5,00,000 and Rs. 20,00,000. The scheme would be enforced in all the states.