In another shocking incident of acid attacks on Sunday, a 24-year-old married woman in Ranchi suffered severe burns when two men threw acid on her for resisting their sexual advances.
The incident occurred in Jharkhand's Jamtara district, when the woman had gone to attend nature's call near a pond in Bagdhehari village. The two men were said to have attacked the lady and forced her into bed with them. When she refused they threw acid on her face through a syringe. She also suffered burns on her body.
The attackers have been identified as Khokhan and Swapan, both belonging to the same village as the victim's parents.
"The place is near the Jharkhand-Bengal border and the accused have sneaked into the neighboring state. We expect the duo - Swapan and Khokhan Gorai - to be arrested very soon," Jamtara SP Sunil Bhaskar told the media.
The accused were reportedly known to the victim and had displayed their intentions to her when she was unmarried.
"Her family members have said the accused had been trying to force her to have sex with them before she got married a few months ago," the Times of India quoted a source as saying.
An FIR for attempt to murder has been filed against the accused, who are yet to be arrested.
Recently, posters were put up in Jharkhand, threatening acid attack on women for wearing jeans or kurtas without dupattas.
The notice that was put up outside prominent colleges in the city read: "From 20/8/2012 (Aug 20), jeans have been banned for girls. Any girl will be found wearing jeans and moving without dupatta will be attacked with acid."