Two unidentified bike-borne assailants threw acid on a 30-year-old woman doctor on Tuesday morning in West Delhi’s Rajouri Garden area.
According to the police, the incident took place around 9:30 am in Rajouri Garden market when the woman had left home and was on her way to a hospital where she worked in the same area.
“Suddenly, two youth reached the spot on a bike and the pillion rider threw an acid-like chemical on her and fled. The victim sustained burns in the incident and was rushed to the same hospital where she worked. From there she has been referred to AIIMS,” said a senior police official.
The attackers have not been identified so far and efforts are on to trace them. Police has registered a case in this regard and CCTV footage of the area is being scanned to identify the attackers.
The woman shouted for help, but no one in the busy market place came to her rescue, according to the police who were later informed about the incident by a local resident.
Rising number of acid attacks in India led the Supreme Court to issue guidelines last year to restrict its sale.
There have been over 200 reported cases of such attacks on women between 2010 and 2012, according to the National Crime Records Bureau.
Investigators also questioning her friends and colleagues to determine whether she had any personal enmity or somebody held a grudge against her.