Woman injured in acid attack over alleged illicit relationship

Rourkela: A woman on Wednesday threw acid at another woman suspecting her to be lover of her husband.The incident has become the talk of the town in Bondamunda area of the city.

As per reports, a woman living in the area has been opposing her husband’s extra marital relationship with another woman due to which both used to engage in frequent quarrels.

A woman waiting for her husband at Bondamunda Railway Station was standing nearby the couple when the wife of the man suddenly threw acid at her on suspicion that she was her husband’s lover.

Critically injured, the victim was rushed to the Rourkela Government Hospital.This apart, another person standing beside them was also sustained injuries during the incident.

Asked about the incident, the victim said that she had no idea about the reason behind it. “I don’t know the woman who threw acid at me when I was waiting for my husband near the parking lot of the station.”

However, the attacking woman said “I thought that she was the lover of my husband and irate over the matter, I threw acid at her.”

Meanwhile, police have detained the accused and are questioning her to elicit information about the reason behind her attack.

“While the woman was trying to throw acid on her husband, it accidenatly fell on another woman. We have launched an investigation into the matter,” IIC of Plantsite Police Station Upendra Kumar Pradhan said.