Ghaziabad, July 26: A 22-year-old married woman suffered serious burn injuries in an acid attack early Friday morning in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh.
The incident happened around 11am in Vijay Nagar area when the woman was going to Crossing Republic society apartments, where she works as a domestic maid. Suddenly, two bike-borne men threw acid on her face and fled from the spot.
The condition of the woman is stated to be critical and she has been admitted to MMG hospital in Ghaziabad, with 50 per cent burn injuries.
Doctors treating the victim have said the coming hours are very crucial for her as she has sustained severe internal injuries on her face.
According to the SHO, Vijay Nagar Police Station, Virender Yadav, one of the attackers, Lakhan (30), is known to the victim and earlier, also, he tried to attack her.
Police has suspected it to be a case of one-sided love as the attacker was reportedly in love with the woman and wanted to marry her.
A news agency reported that the accused Lakhan had proposed her two days back at her residence while her husband had gone outside for work but when she rejected, he threatened to kill her.
Meanwhile, a case has been registered against the accused and search is going on to nab him.
This incident of acid attack has come close on heels of the Supreme Court's decision to regulate acid sale.
Last Thursday, the Supreme Court directed States and Union Territories to frame rules to regulate sale of acids and other corrosive substances within three months and make acid attack a non-bailable offence.