Two school students from Chadkahli village of Canning suffered burn injuries and are fighting for their lives in hospitals after some miscreant, hurled acid at them.
Both the victims received severe injuries in the incident. They were first taken to Canning sub divisional hospital and later, shifted to Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital as their condition deteriorated.
Two victim girls, students of Class XII were returning from home from private tuitions when a local youth blocked their way.
One of the girls pushed the accused who was sitting on his bicycle. An altercation broke out between
the girls and the accused following which the accused hurled acid at them.
Police suspect that the accused had targeted one girl who received severe burn injuries on her face
while the other girl who was standing next to her also received injuries.
The victims suffered burning sensation on their body and started shouting for help.
After hearing the screams of the two victims, some local residents rushed to the spot.
In the meantime, the accused youth managed to flee the spot after spraying acid on the girls. The local people rushed both the victims to the Canning Sub-divisional hospital.
From the preliminary investigation, police suspect that the accused targeted one of the girls as
he wanted to exact revenge on her after she had refused his proposal.
After interrogating the family members of the victims, the police came to know that the accused youth had been giving the girl indecent proposals for quite sometimes.
According to the hospitals sources, one of the victim’s eyes was seriously damaged in the incident.
The condition of both the victims is stated to be in serious condition.
Police are conducting raids to nab the culprit who has been absconding since the incident had
The growing incidents of acid attack is a serious concern for the police administration as a number of girls have been fallen victim of the acid attack across the state in last few months.