A miscreant hurled an acid-bulb in a ladies hostel at South 24 Parganas’ Sonarpur.
The acid-bulb fortunately missed the target and hit a windowpane, but three-four girls who were standing there had a close shave.
Police are yet to get any headway about who had committed the crime. However, an investigation has been initiated. Police said the hotel houses 11 girls since some years.
On Tuesday evening, some of the girls who were standing close to the window suddenly saw a miscreant come near the building riding a cycle and prepare to throw an acid-bulb.
The girls managed to save themselves and started to shout. The veiled miscreant had decamped by the time, when the locals rushed in.
The local Councillor Anima Mondal assured the girls and their guardians about their safety and security.
But most of the guardians of the girls had moved their girls out of the hostel.
It was not too long ago that three incidents of acid attacks took place in the state.
Those three incidents claimed the lives of two women while one was critically injured.
The women, one in Hooghly’s Tarakeswar and another in Nadia’s Tehatta succumbed to their injuries, while the other 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.