In a shocking incident, a woman cook, poured hot oil on another cook at the kitchen of a school hostel here on Tuesday. She was arrested and the injured person has admitted to the Government Rajaji Hospital.

Police said that Alagammal (28), daughter of Mokkaiyan of Boothipuram near Usilampatti, was working in a private school for the differently abled at Viraganoor. Another woman, Panchali (48), also from the Usilampatti area, had been working with her.

On Monday night, when Alagammal was sleeping, Panchali poured hot oil on her. She suffered burns all over her body. On hearing her cry in pain, other staff rushed in and took her to the hospital and informed the police.

Silaiman police Inspector Balamurugan, visited the spot, conducted inquiries and arrested the accused. He said that it was Panchali who arranged the job for Alagammal a few months ago. The reason for enmity between them could not be ascertained he said.