School teacher injured in acid attack, no arrests so far

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New Delhi, Nov 4 (UNI) Agitated residents of Brahmpuri area of North-East District resorted to 'chakka jam' and sloganeering against the police this morning after a 20-year-old school teacher became the area's fourth victim of 'acid attack' by a stranger.

Raising slogans against police inefficiency, localites of Brahmpuri, under Usmanpur police station, blocked the road for several minutes before police intervened to clear the traffic, said sources.

They demanded immediate arrest of the accused, still unknown, who had evaded police arrest depite four similar 'acid attacks' in the area in the last few days.

The protest began after Amreen, a teacher in a nearby school, left her 'Gali No 23' residence at about 0730 hrs for school and an unknown person threw acid on her from behind.

The 'attacker' fled the spot even before anyone could react.

The teacher, however, received only minor burns on her waist region and was discharged from the G T B Hospital soon after being rushed there after the 'attack'.

The incident spread panic after people gathered to enquire about the incident which later turned to a protest demonstration and road jam, sources added.

No arrests have been made so far, said the police.


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