Acid thrown at woman doctor in Delhi

New Delhi : Acid was hurled at a 30-year-old woman doctor at a crowded market in the national capital Tuesday morning by two motorcycle-riding assailants, police said.

Amrita Kaur, employed with an Employees State Insurance (ESI) hospital, was attacked around 9.30 a.m. in west Delhi’s Rajouri Garden area.

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The unidentified attackers also snatched her bag before speeding away, police said.

Kaur was heading towards the ESI hospital in Bali Nagar area, barely a few kilometres from the spot.

The woman was riding her two-wheeler when she was attacked, a police official said.

According to the official, Kaur received burn injuries on the right side of her face and head.

She was rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where her condition is said to be out of danger, the official said.

In her statement to police, Kaur said: “Two people on a motorcycle approached me when I stopped my two-wheeler at a place to attend to a phone call. One of them threw acid on my head when I resisted their attempt to snatch my hand bag.”

The official said police will examine CCTV footage of the incident and the culprits will be arrested soon.

The woman, who lives in Rajouri Garden area, got married eight months ago.