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Acid attack: Two youngsters badly scalded

Two youth received heavy burn injuries after miscreants hurled acid bulbs towards them. Aziz Shekh and Atiful Shekh were returning home after finishing their work at Nadia’s Tehatta.

Bike-borne miscreants with their faces covered with black clothes threw bulbs at them. Heavily injured Aziz Shekh and Atiful Shekh were taken to the hospital. But the doctors said their condition is critical.

Further investigation revealed that Aziz Shekh and Atiful Shekh were in love with two girls near their house.

But Matiur and Vasan Shekh, the victims’ neighbours, also had the same love interest.

“Matiur and Vasan could be the assailants or they could have hired somebody to do it. We have initiated a case,” said a police officer.

The cases of acid attacks in the state are common now. Miscreants hurled an acid-bulb towards a trader at Murshidabad’s Jangipur just a week ago.

The acid-bulb fortunately missed the target and hit on a windowpane, but the trader who was standing there had a close shave.

Police are yet to get any headway about who committed the crime. However, an investigation has been initiated.

Police said the trader, who requested the police to not reveal his identity, lives in Janjipur.

He was standing close to the window when he saw a miscreant come near the building riding a cycle and throw an acid-bulb at him.

It is not too long ago, that three incidents of acid attacks took place in the state. Those three incidents claimed lives of two women and one was critically injured.

The women, one in Hooghly’s Tarakeswar and another in Nadia’s Tehatta succumbed to their injuries, while an acid victim was battling for her life in Burdwan’s Kalna.

Later she was saved by the doctors. However, the Supreme Court of India has already instructed the 
state governments to take adequate measures against acid attacks.

In this case of Tehatta, the police have started investigation. “We are suspecting that Matiur and Vasan 
may have tried to kill their competitors in love. 

They have fled their house. We have detained their family members,” said the police officer.
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