Acid attack on two women in AP; assaulter arrested

Acid attack on two women in AP; assaulter arrested

A mother and daughter were injured in an acid attack by their tenant here in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, police said today.

The incident took place last night in Rajupet area when the accused, Subhani, threw acid on his houseowner's daughter Hajida (26), they said.

The young woman's mother Zareena also sustained acid burns when she rushed to save her daughter.

Subhani (36) had deserted his wife and two children and was residing in Rajupet area here. The accused had been allegedly stalking Hajida for two years, pursuing her to marry him. But the woman had repeatedly turned down his proposal, Inaguduru Police Circle Inspector K Sai Prasad said.

Jilted, he attacked Hajida.

The victims, who sustained 30-40 per cent burns, after treatment in Machilipatnam Government Hospital were shifted to Vijayawada. Their condition is said to be stable.

Subhani too received acid burns and was treated at the government hospital here. Later, a case was registered in Inaguduru police station against him and arrested.

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