Hyderabad: A 26-year-old tribal woman suffered severe burn injuries when an unidentified man threw acid on her in Jagtial district on Wednesday

The woman was rushed to the Government Hospital at Metpalli. However, on Thursday she was shifted to Nizamabad for specialized treatment. Hailing from Timmapur Randa in Ibrahimpatnam Mandal, the victim lost her husband seven months ago and has two children.

The incident occurred when she was on the way to Metpally along with her sister. When she reached the bus stop, an unidentified man on a bike, wearing a helmet attacked her with acid. As the woman collapsed on the road with burns, the attacker sped away.

Police rushed to the spot and shifted the victim to the hospital. The victim reportedly told police that she had no enmity with anybody. However, police suspect that the attack could be the handiwork of a known person.

TRS MLC and former MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha expressed shock over the incident. She spoke to the police and district authorities and enquired about the incident. She told authorities to provide better treatment to the victim.

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