A 47-year-old woman sustained burns after four men allegedly threw acid at her in Punjabi Bagh here on Sunday. The accused men are related to another woman who, too, became a victim of acid attack last month.

According to the complainant, Suresh Yadav, she was on her way to Jwala Heri market when four persons on a two-wheeler threw acid at her. She was taken to a nearby hospital with burns in her back. “She had sustained superficial burns and was discharged after treatment. We have registered a case on her complaint and initiated investigations. The woman has alleged that two brothers, the brother-in-law and a male friend of one Kamini were involved in the incident,” said a police officer.

Police enquiries revealed that Kamini was also targeted in the same manner by some persons at Khyala about a month ago. While one of the accused in that case was arrested by the police, the other three — Lilaram Chauhan and his two sons — recently surrendered in court. “We have learnt that Suresh is close to Lilaram’s family,” said the officer, adding that personal enmity angle to the case was also being probed.

The alleged incident comes days after the Supreme Court pulled up the Centre for not formulating a policy to regulate/ban retail sale of acid across the country, expressing serious concern over acid attacks.

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