MADURAI: Two college girls suffered burns in an acid attack by a bike-borne assailant when they were walking from their college in Tirumangalam towards the bus stand on Friday.
Priya, who was walking behind victims U Meena and S Angala Easwari, said the man intercepted the girls on a narrow street. According to her, he did not splash the acid on the victims, but poured it. Police said the acid used appeared to have been diluted. Meena seemed to be the intended target of the attack. It took few seconds for the girls to feel the burning sensation soon after which the culprit fled the spot, Priya added. Both the girls were rushed to the GH by a bystander on his bike.
The victims belong to Chinnapulampatti village. Meena’s father, a tailor by profession, passed away just three weeks ago.
Her mother works as a wage labourer. Easwari’s parents are farmers. While Meena, was not in a condition to speak, Easwari reportedly said she had never seen the culprit before. Meena’s mother Murugeswari said she was not aware of any issues her daughter faced in the college.
Abhay Kumar Singh, IGP, South Zone, visited the victims at the GRH. Speaking to the media, he said that a special team has been formed and the culprit will soon be nabbed.