Burdwan, Aug 28: A pawnbroker allegedly attempted to murder a woman by throwing acid on her face as she had released her land from him in Kalna area of Burdwan district on Thursay, the police said.
The adivasi woman, Sambali Mandi, had pawned her land with the pawnbroker, Abodh Mandal, and he had thought she would not be able to release the land and it would be his. But Sambali managed to release the land some days ago and Mandal had developed a grudge against her.
Mandal is absconding. In another incident in the district, the police recovered the decomposed body of a 32-year-old woman, Bandana Biswas, from a bush beside the Ajay river in Ausgram. The police alleged that her husband strangulated her with a rope on August 26 and dumped the body in that spot.
While two brothers and a sister-in-law of Bandana's husband were arrested, the main accused was at large, the police said.