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Income Tax employee attacked with acid by helmet-wearing man


Chennai, Aug 25: A 23-year-old employee of the Income Tax department was injured in an acid attack by an unidentified person at his residence here, police said today.

Mohit Pathak has been admitted to a private hospital in the city with 40 per cent burns suffered in the attack last night at his apartment in Central Revenue Quarters at Anna Nagar, they said. A helmet-wearing assailant threw acid on Pathak soon after he opened the door of his apartment.


"The assailant first threw the acid on Pathak's chest and when the victim ran inside his flat wriggling in pain, he followed and emptied the rest on his back, below the neck," a Police official told PTI, adding that he sustained 40 per cent burn injuries.

Pathak, a BSc graduate and hailing from Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh is a hockey player. He has been working in Income Tax office here for the past one year, police said. "A probe is on. The victim says he has no enemies or rivals. Though two other hockey players were staying with him, they were not present when the attack took place," the official said.

The assailant fled the scene of accident on a motorbike and took with him the empty acid bottle, he added.


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