Kashmir woman attacked with acid

A Kashmir woman received serious injuries when a youth attacked her with acid in uptown Hyderpora of the summer capital Srinagar on Wednesday.

Sources said Rukaya, 30, who is a teacher, was attacked by two youth, who knew her, with acid in the morning.

She received injuries in her face and arm and has been admitted to SMHS hospital in Srinagar.

Doctors were treating her when the report was filed. The main accused in the case- Reyaz Ahmad Nath has been held.

“The accused Nath son of Ghulam Rasool Nath resident of Lone Mohallah, Chanapora has been arrested,” police said.

Talking to reporters, Senior Superintendent of Police, Srinagar, Ashiq Hussain Bukhari described the entire incident as horrific.

“He was after her, and threw acid on her face. She was immediately rushed to the hospital for medical aid while the police was able to nab the culprit after a literal struggle of two and half hours,” said Bukhari.

“We will soon press charges and try our best to get justice for the victim so that an example is set for such elements,” he added.

Bukhari also lauded the efforts of his police officials for nabbing the culprit in such short span of time.

The incident took place in Parraypora neighbourhood of Srinagar when the lady teacher named Rukaya suffered complex of injuries caused by the acid thrown by the youth.